‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ podcast series released from Irish Distillers, The makers of Jameson Irish-Whiskey, POWERS Irish Whiskey, Midleton Very Rare Irish Whiskey, Redbreast Irish Whiskey and Method and Madness. Produced by Last Cast Media, the five-part series is a story of coming together, sharing, conquering markets and how three families, competitors for generations, united to save #Irishwhiskey from extinction.
‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ begins with Irish whiskey on its knees, about to become extinct after 200 years, crippled by war, prohibition, and bootleggers. It then takes the listener 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, the listener is welcomed into a story of community, hardship and the courage to succeed against all odds.
Episodes are now available to download now on Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, RadioPublic.
Pictured at the announcement of the merger in 1966 are Mr Frank J O’Reilly (John Power & Son Powers), Mr. Ronald Murphy (Cork Distilleries Company) and Mr Alec C. Crichton (John Jameson & Son)