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A site dedicated solely to 'uisce beatha' the Irish gaelic for Water of Life otherwise known as Whiskey ..... the golden nectar.
The purpose of this site is to try and create an Irish Whiskey Archive or Database of past and present bottles, collectable or otherwise and have all the basic bottle information in one accessible place. I also hope to build a Library of Images of every bottle on a host site and have them fully linked. Hopefully creating a perfect resource for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
It has been an unfortunate state of affairs but it seems that Irish Whiskey has been sadly neglected and over looked for too long ... in general there is no sense of fire and passion like there is with Scotch ... but hopefully we can change all that.
Scotch Whisky on the other hand has gone from strength to strength and has a loyal following with good information available at ones finger tips. This shows the wonderful success of scotch which no one can begrudge.
However in recent years Irish Whiskey has had a resurgence and interest is growing all the time. It is about time that Irish Whiskey in all it forms takes it's place once again on the world stage as a great iconic spirit to be savoured and appreciated the world over. Believe it or not there is more to Irish Whiskey than Jameson or Tullamore Dew.
I have been an avid collector of Irish Whiskey since 1999 and have learned a few things along the way but there is still is so much more that I don't know in relation to this wonderful spirit. Therefore I have decided to add my tuppence worth and hopefully in doing so may help any budding Irish Whiskey aficionado or collector to appreciate the wider range of Irish Whiskeys that seems to be growing every day.
However very little records survive from certain periods and because of this it can be hard to research or get information on old and rare bottles that pop up from time to time or even short lived bottles from the last 10 years which have subsequently fallen by the way side.
With help from you and any other Irish Whiskey enthusiasts hopefully we can in our own little way get this database going and in time there will be a decent archive of Irish Whiskies past and present.
Thanks for your time
Irish Whiskey Chaser (Jan 2009)