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Irish Distillers launches whiskey podcast series

The owner of Jameson, Irish Distillers, has launched a five-part podcast series telling the story of how three companies saved the country’s whiskey industry from extinction.

Entitled A Story of Irish Whiskey and produced by Last Cast Media, the podcast series depicts the transformation of the Irish whiskey industry from being “crippled by war, prohibition and bootleggers” the the renaissance the country is now experiencing.

Recounting the histories of the Jameson, Powers and Murphy families, the podcast uses a mix of interviews, archive recordings and dramatic recreations to chronicle the progress made in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The series will feature guest appearances from Kirsten, Tara and Andrea Jameson, Charles C. O’Reilly (descended from John Power) and master distiller emeritus at Irish Distillers, Barry Crockett.

Conor McQuaid, CEO and chairman of Irish Distillers said: “At our core, we believe that Irish Distillers exists to bring people together, be that through the growth of the Irish whiskey category, the experiences we create at our brand homes in Dublin and Midleton, or the simple enjoyment of our portfolio of whiskeys around the world.

“From the moment three whiskey families came together in 1966, we have been working hard to sustain and grow an industry that is inextricably linked to our Irish heritage. Everything that we do is driven by a desire to see the continued growth of Irish whiskey on the world stage, and today Irish whiskey has more fans and made more connections than at any other point since the 19th century. We believe that now is the time to tell the story of Irish whiskey to an ever-growing audience and further promote the reputation of one of Ireland’s most iconic exports.”

“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 are available to to download now on Audioboom, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, RadioPublic platforms.

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