The Hidden History of Galway Whiskey
Irish Whiskey is one of the oldest spirit drinks to exist in Europe. Discover Galway's authentic heritage in Whiskey distillation. Hear how events such as the first Irish Famine of 1740-1741, the 'Great Famine' of 1845 - 1852 and Colonization of Ireland by the British Empire impacted the Irish Whiskey industry. Learn how Irish Whiskey production was almost completely outlawed in 1845 & 1846 and hear about the "Temperance Movement" of 1838. We will also shed light on the Joyce, Persse & Burke families who distilled some of Galways finest whiskey.