Thursday, May 23, 2019


Irish Distillers, has today announced the launch of its first-ever podcast series, which takes a historical look at the highs and lows of the Irish whiskey industry.

The five-part ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ series, from the producer of brands including Jameson, Redbreast and Powers Irish whiskey, tells of the coming together, sharing and the conquering of markets.

Irish Distillers launches its first-ever podcast series

The series which also looks at three families who were competitors for generations, but who eventually united together to save Irish whiskey, begins by looking at how the industry nearly become extinct after 200 years, due to a crippling war, prohibition and bootleggers.

‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ then continues by taking listeners on a journey through the never before heard tale of how Irish whiskey was brought back from the brink, beginning with that pivotal meeting of the Jameson, Powers and Murphy families in Tourin house in 1966, and detailing the highs and lows of business in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Using a mix of interviews, archive recordings and dramatic recreation, listeners are said to be welcomed into a story of community, hardship and the courage to succeed against all odds.

The podcast features commentary from a variety of guests throughout including, Kristen, Tara and Andrea Jameson, Charles C O’Reilly, descended from John Power and Master Distiller Emeritus at Irish Distillers, Barry Crockett, to name a few – all of whom offer first-hand accounts of events that shaped the landscape of Irish whiskey as we know it.

Commenting on the news, Conor McQuaid, CEO and Chairman of Irish Distillers said: “The renaissance that Irish whiskey is now enjoying is not only a testament to all those working in whiskey now, but crucially to those that have gone before us and laid the foundations for growth. In our podcast ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’, we tell their stories and honour their contribution to the moments that have shaped the course of history for the better. We are truly honoured to be able to tell the story of Irish whiskey through our podcast series.”

Episodes of ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ are now available to download via Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, RadioPublic.

Posted by Steve Rush