Ahhh, the long history of the malty, bright whiskey is long and historic!
Where do I start. It's spot on. It's nostalgic. Aromatic. It's the water of life!
The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning water of life.
It's one of the earliest distilled spirits in the world, starting in Europe in the 12th century. Much like Irish history, it's packed with tragedy, notoriety, It's family tradition. It's been ran out of it's own country, yet..... finally make a comeback with a Bam!
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 at least 28 distilleries in the 1890s, by 1966 this number had fallen to just two, and by 1972 the remaining distilleries, Bushmills Distillery and Old Midleton Distillery (replaced by New Midleton Distillery), were owned by just one company, Irish Distillers.
In the 1990"s Irish whiskey has seen a resurgence in popularity and has been the fastest-growing spirit in the world every year since then. With exports growing by over 15% per annum, existing distilleries have been expanded and a number of new distilleries constructed. As of December 2019, Ireland has 32 distilleries in operation, with more either planned or under development.
Okay, wait.. are we talking candles yet? Sheesh, my inner geek just showed
Nope, you don't need to drink the drink to enjoy this one... its notable allllll by it's self! This is simply made from influence and my memories of visiting Northern Ireland in 2010 and 2012. Learning the distilling process and doing whiskey tastings were so memorable and educational. When I stumbled across this iconic fragrance, I had to bring it to life in a candle. My Irish/Scottish roots made me! 😉 If you are curious enough for a whiff... here's a code for 10% off your first purchase of Irish Whiskey: irishwhiskey