19 episodes

A Story of Irish Whiskey from Irish Distillers

Season 1: 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.

Season 2: Tasting Club
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.

Season 3 - A Perfect Blend
A Perfect Blend is  a new Irish whiskey podcast mini-series that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art as we delve into what motivates and inspires them. In each episode, people with a shared passion  from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that lead them to becoming masters in their field. Join us as they celebrate their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration. Brought to you by Irish Distillers.

Season 4 - A Story of Irish Whiskey - Bonus - The Making of a Master Distiller
Kevin O’Gorman took up the baton as Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery in July 2020. This special episode of A Story of Irish Whiskey retraces Kevin’s journey to Master Distiller. Beginning with his experiences of growing up on a farm in Co. Cork to his first impressions when he walked through the doors in Midleton in 1998, Kevin reflects on the moments and memories that have shaped him and brought him to where he is today.

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

A Story of Irish Whiskey from Irish Distillers

Season 1: 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.

Season 2: Tasting Club
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.

Season 3 - A Perfect Blend
A Perfect Blend is  a new Irish whiskey podcast mini-series that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art as we delve into what motivates and inspires them. In each episode, people with a shared passion  from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that lead them to becoming masters in their field. Join us as they celebrate their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration. Brought to you by Irish Distillers.

Season 4 - A Story of Irish Whiskey - Bonus - The Making of a Master Distiller
Kevin O’Gorman took up the baton as Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery in July 2020. This special episode of A Story of Irish Whiskey retraces Kevin’s journey to Master Distiller. Beginning with his experiences of growing up on a farm in Co. Cork to his first impressions when he walked through the doors in Midleton in 1998, Kevin reflects on the moments and memories that have shaped him and brought him to where he is today.

    A Story of Irish Whiskey - Bonus Episode - The Making of a Master Distiller

    A Story of Irish Whiskey - Bonus Episode - The Making of a Master Distiller

    Kevin O’Gorman took up the baton as Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery in July 2020. This special episode of A Story of Irish Whiskey retraces Kevin’s journey to Master Distiller. Beginning with his experiences of growing up on a farm in Co. Cork to his first impressions when he walked through the doors in Midleton in 1998, Kevin reflects on the moments and memories that have shaped him and brought him to where he is today.  

    • 22 min
    A Perfect Blend - Episode 1 - The Cooper's Eye

    A Perfect Blend - Episode 1 - The Cooper's Eye

    A Perfect Blend, the newest season of the Irish Distillers’ A Story of Irish Whiskey podcast that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art and delve into what motivates and inspires them.   

    In each episode, people with a shared skill from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that led them to becoming masters in their field, celebrating their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration.  

    In our first episode, coopers Killian O’Mahony and Paul McLaughlin discuss where their passion for the ancient skill came from, and how it has developed over the years. We’ll also get a fascinating  insight into  just what it takes to become a cooper 

    Brought to you by Irish Distillers. 

    • 21 min
    A Perfect Blend - Episode 2 - Distilled Wisdom

    A Perfect Blend - Episode 2 - Distilled Wisdom

    A Perfect Blend, the newest season of the Irish Distillers’ A Story of Irish Whiskey podcast that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art and delve into what motivates and inspires them.   

    In each episode, people with a shared skill from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that led them to becoming masters in their field, celebrating their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration.  

    In our second episode, seasoned copperworks chairperson Richard Forsyth and talented distiller Katherine Condon tell us how they came to they came to discover their unique skills and how they turned those skills into the careers they have today. 

    Brought to you by Irish Distillers. 

    • 19 min
    A Perfect Blend - Episode 3 - Sustained Excellence

    A Perfect Blend - Episode 3 - Sustained Excellence

    A Perfect Blend, the newest season of the Irish Distillers’ A Story of Irish Whiskey podcast that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art and delve into what motivates and inspires them.   

    In each episode, people with a shared skill from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that led them to becoming masters in their field, celebrating their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration.  

    In our third episode, forestry consultant and Pro Silva Ireland co-founder Paddy Purser and Finbarr Curran-, the man responsible for sourcing Irish Distillers’ barrels, discuss the importance of cask sustainability and explore how sustainability has become an important part of both of their lives. 

    Brought to you by Irish Distillers. 

    • 20 min
    A Perfect Blend - Episode 4 - The Art of Storytelling

    A Perfect Blend - Episode 4 - The Art of Storytelling

    A Perfect Blend, the newest season of the Irish Distillers’ A Story of Irish Whiskey podcast that shines a light on the remarkable partnerships at the heart of our craft. Our guests will reveal the secrets to their art and delve into what motivates and inspires them.   

    In each episode, people with a shared skill from the world of whiskey come together to talk about the journey that led them to becoming masters in their field, celebrating their calling, their craft and the power of collaboration.  

    In our fourth episode, Matthew Bolger and Emelie Lindstrom, aka design duo M & E, chat to Irish Distillers archivist Carol Quinn about how they got to where they are in their respective fields, what in their past inspired them to become storytellers and how history informed their collaboration in telling the story of a new Irish whiskey, Method & Madness.  

    Brought to you by Irish Distillers. 

    • 20 min
    The Tasting Club – The Jameson Caskmates Series

    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
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

That Wise One ,

Very interesting

I enjoyed both seasons. I have been a big fan of Irish Whiskey since my first taste in 1966. I hope you will continue the series. Some information about the small distilleries would great.

Mitzleplicks ,

2nd season is really good

I did not enjoy (or finish) season 1. The re-enactment thing just didn’t grab me. But the second season of interviews is really good! Hope there will be more!

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