dinsdag 5 augustus 2014

Ireland bottled

You cannot visit Ireland without visiting a whiskey distillery.

 These buildings were until the nineties the distilleries from Jameson Irish whiskey build in 1795 by the Murphy family in Midleton, Cork.

Of course there are a lot of showpieces.

Like these big barrels

or old trucks

But in the end it goes about one thing. How does it taste and you could get a real tasting diploma by tasting which whiskey is the best from different types. Unfortunately I was not one of those who could do this test. But I know now that Irish whiskey is distilled triple, Scots whisky double and American whisky just once.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Looks like the woman in the bottom photo had one too many. :-)

  2. I don't like whiskey. But I agree, a visit to the distillery is a must when in Ireland!

  3. I bet there was a distinct aroma about the place. I stopped at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee only because I was nearby. Didn't take the tour or partake in the tour ending tasting for I don't don't drink. I found myself thinking "What am I doing here?" so I went back to the parking lot and had lunch.

  4. Altijd leerzaam en ook leuk, zo'n bezoek.

  5. Irish whisky can be a great joy, but it can also bring tragedy and grief. It must be approached with care, sipped only but never drunk. Like all gifts from the gods, it is a double edged sword. I've been enjoying all your photos from Ireland, ah, wish I were back on the old sod.

  6. A little whiskey can be a fine thing, but ditto what Taken for Granted said...Lovely facilities, though.