Talking to Ghosts

The revival of lost Irish whiskeys

Venue: Eureka House - A82 DX47

Join Michael Walsh, Head Distiller Boann Distillery, in conversation with Fionnan O'Connor, whiskey historian and author to taste through a flight of special Irish Vintage Mashbills.

Boann Distillery have collaborated with author and leading whiskey historian, Fionnán O’Connor, to recreate and revive a series of historic Irish whiskey mash bills as part of his PhD in ‘The history and culinary potential of lost Irish mash bills’ with TUD (Technological University of Dublin). O’Connor is lauded as one of the foremost experts on the history of Single Pot Still whiskey. His book ‘A Glass Apart’, published in October 2015, is recognised as the definitive guide to Irish Pot Still whiskey today.

This unique project combines the traditional craft of whiskey distilling and its fascinating history of silent distilleries with modern technology to allow an unprecedented glimpse into the world of Irish whiskey history from the early 1800’s until the mid twentieth century.

Now safely held in bond to mature, these historic Vintage Mashbills pay homage to those who have gone before us – the ghosts of Irish Whiskey history.

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Talking to Ghosts