14 episodes

A Story of Irish Whiskey: how three families saved it from extinction.
A five-part series brought to you by Irish Distillers on the rise, fall and rise again of Irish whiskey on the world stage.
Tracing the story of Irish whiskey's meteoric rise in the 1800s to its fall in the aftermath of revolution and wars in the 20th century to finally its renaissance in the 21st.
With a cast of colourful, innovative and fearless characters from the three main Irish whiskey families - the Jamesons, Powers and Murphys - experience this story of Irish whiskey as never before.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

A Story of Irish Whiskey: how three families saved it from extinction.
A five-part series brought to you by Irish Distillers on the rise, fall and rise again of Irish whiskey on the world stage.
Tracing the story of Irish whiskey's meteoric rise in the 1800s to its fall in the aftermath of revolution and wars in the 20th century to finally its renaissance in the 21st.
With a cast of colourful, innovative and fearless characters from the three main Irish whiskey families - the Jamesons, Powers and Murphys - experience this story of Irish whiskey as never before.

    6: The Tasting Club – Powers Irish Whiskey

    6: The Tasting Club – Powers Irish Whiskey

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery.  From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    For the final episode in this series, our host Ger Garland is joined by Master Distiller Brian Nation to discuss an iconic Irish brand, Powers Irish Whiskey. With its bold style and complex taste, Powers is all about the finer cut, and together Brian and Ger delve into the qualities that make Powers firm a fan favourite.  

    • 11 min
    5: The Tasting Club – Method and Madness Irish Whiskey

    5: The Tasting Club – Method and Madness Irish Whiskey

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery.  From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    In episode 5, Master Blender Billy Leighton returns to discuss one of the most innovative launches from Irish Distillers in recent years. For this episode he is joined by Distiller Katherine Condon, and alongside our host Ger Garland, they discuss how Method & Madness Irish Whiskey celebrates the skill of our masters while harnessing the insatiable curiosity of their apprentices. 

    • 18 min
    4: The Tasting Club – The Spot Range

    4: The Tasting Club – The Spot Range

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery.  From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    In episode 4, our host Ger Garland is joined by Master of Maturation, Kevin O’Gorman. Kevin has a fascinating job sourcing casks and managing the maturation of our whiskeys. Kevin explains the range of aromatics and the depth of flavour that can be found throughout the Spot range, be it Green Spot, Yellow Spot or Red Spot. 

    • 14 min
    3: The Tasting Club – Midleton Very Rare

    3: The Tasting Club – Midleton Very Rare

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery.  From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    In episode 3, our host Ger Garland talks to Master Distiller Brian Nation about his role in producing a whiskey which is often referred to as the ‘pinnacle of Irish whiskey’. Brian joined the ranks of some legendary figures of Irish whiskey when he took over as Master Distiller. In this episode he discusses how he came to work for Irish Distillers and the craft behind the production of Midleton Very Rare.  

    • 12 min
    2: The Tasting Club – Redbreast Single Pot Still

    2: The Tasting Club – Redbreast Single Pot Still

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery.  From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    In episode 2, our host Ger Garland meets Master Blender Billy Leighton. Billy is responsible for creating iconic blends within the Irish Distillers portfolio of brands and together they take a closer look at a very special whiskey – Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

    • 10 min
    1: The Tasting Club – The Jameson Caskmates Series

    1: The Tasting Club – The Jameson Caskmates Series

    Welcome to the Irish Distillers Tasting Club a six-part series for whiskey lovers. 
    Over the series we’ll meet true masters of their crafts from Midleton Distillery. From flavours and aromas, to cask selection and the wonderful stories behind each product, we will share insights into how Irish Distillers create some of the world’s most enjoyed Irish whiskeys. 
    In our first episode, host Ger Garland meets Dave Quinn, Master of Whiskey Science at Midleton Distillery. Dave takes us through the origins, character and taste of one of our most successful innovations - the Jameson Caskmates series. 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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