JAMES JOYCE: “The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude.”

Whiskey. The Irish type, yes, much to the eternal dismay of the Scots, the first licensed distillery was in Ireland. So let’s talk a little Irish.

Mark Backhouse runs a liquor company and writes a blog. He also led one of the first whisky tastings I attended. It was perhaps 15 years ago and I think the spirits on offer included Bell’s & Jack Daniels. We’ve come a long way since then and perhaps I bear some responsibility for the shortage of the outstanding Aberlour Single Malt about a decade ago. Whisky is Whiskey is a wonderful thing and one of the better experiences is a visit to the Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey department.

Have a look at Mark’s blog for something about Irish Whisky, the Single Pot Still variety, as a teaser for my story about a Friday night at the One & Only.

Enjoy your whisky travels round the world.