I take pleasure in ingesting whiskey.
I additionally take pleasure in studying about it.
Especially an historic whiskey positioned in Galway that I’m unlikely to acquire a glass of anytime quickly!
This extremely informative ebook charts the rise of the effectively revered Persse Distillery of Nun’s Island Galway.
At the peak of it’s fame Persse Whiskey was thought of ‘of the best high quality & highest order‘ and reached a world gross sales viewers by way of transport out of Galway Docks.
The ebook accommodates a lot element & tales of the prolonged Persse household – a lot of which I’d by no means heard of earlier than.
Lady Gregory of Coole Park fame was one such member of the family – it’s not recognized if she partook of the whiskey!
Mount Vernon – a home constructed by the Flaggy Shore – was named after George Washington’s abode by an admiring Persse member.
Sadly, by 1912 it was throughout.
Quite what led to the demise of this distillery isn’t totally explored within the publication.
It pre-dates each prohibition & civil battle in Ireland – 2 handy occasions to elucidate the autumn of Irish Whiskey.
There was an different occasion that isn’t at all times talked about. The invention of the Coffey Still by Irishman Aeneas Coffey within the 1830’s.
Persse didn’t utilise the Coffey Still of their manufacturing.
Scotch Whisky – primarily within the guise of Lowland blends – took to this new invention with gusto & created a brand new whisky class which usurped the previous reigning gross sales topper.
Perhaps if Persse Distillery had embraced this new know-how it might need nonetheless been round at the moment?
Who is aware of.
As it’s there are seen remnants of the previous distillery to view throughout the dashing waters of the Corrib River because it flows into Galway Bay.
A really effectively researched & entertaining ebook on the glory days of Irish Whiskey.