IRISH HEMP WHISKEY – 500ML.
Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or uisce beatha) is whiskey made on the island of Ireland.
The word “whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life” (modern Irish: uisce beatha, Scottish: uisge beatha and Manx: ushtey bea). The phrase was a translation of the Latin term aqua vitae, which was commonly used to describe distilled spirits during the Middle Ages.
Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smoky, earthy overtones common to some Scotches. There are notable exceptions to these rules in both countries; an example is Connemara peated Irish malt (double distilled) whiskey from the Cooley Distillery in Riverstown, Cooley, County Louth, Pearse Whiskey from Pearse Lyons Distillery Dublin, and the as yet unreleased whiskey from Waterford Distillery.
Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, though a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards greatly damaged the industry. So much so that although Ireland boasted over 30 distilleries in the 1890s, a century later, this number had fallen to just three. Irish whiskey has seen a resurgence in popularity since the late twentieth century, and has been the fastest growing spirit in the world every year since 1990. With exports growing by over 15% per annum, existing distilleries have been expanded and a number of new distilleries constructed. As of June 2019, Ireland has twenty-five distilleries in operation, with a further twenty-four either planned or under development. However, many of these have not been operating long enough to have whiskey produced on-site sufficiently aged for sale, and only one of these was operating prior to 1975.