About Ireland's Whiskey Guide
The newly launched "Ireland's Whiskey Guide" is a comprehensive travel and whiskey guide that follows the three-year journey taken by author Kate Amber to recount the story of Irish Whiskey. This fascinating and comprehensive guide tells of the rich heritage of whiskey across the island - when at one time Ireland produced 60% of the world's whiskey - and looks at the recent revival of distilleries around the country.
See through the eyes of author Kate Amber, or "Whiskey Kate" as she is now known, the book weaves historical insights and lively anecdotes that guide the reader through the history and geography of Irish Whiskey. Travelling the country with her Irish river Shem, Kate traces the ups and downs of Irish Whiskey from the heady days when twenty-eight distilleries and as many as 400 brands marked Ireland as one of the top whiskey producers in the world, to the lows of the 1916 UK whiskey embargo and US Prohibition which threatened the very survival of Irish whiskey. "This book has been a labour of love as well as a feast for the senses,' said Kate Amber. "I hope that my travels around Ireland and encounters with people and the flavours that make Ireland and Irish whiskey unique will inspire readers to go on their own journey, to seek out new distilleries and new whiskeys as Irish whiskey starts to enjoy it rightful place again on the global whiskey stage.