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Irish Whiskey Corner, Dublin

Irish whiskey is believed to be one of the earliest distilled beverages in Europe, dating to the mid-12th century. The Irish word for whiskey is "uisce beatha" (literally "water of life").

The story of the water of life and its making is told in the Irish Whiskey Corner, in part of the old Bow Street distillery complex founded in 1780. All kinds of artefacts are on display, calico bags for barley samples, clogs worn by the workers, the tools used for making the wooden casks, even a list of nick-names of Dublin whiskey workers. And you can visit the Ball O'Malt Bar afterwards for some indulgent whiskey-tasting.

Whiskey has been distilled in Ireland for over 1,000 years, using a process originally invented in the Middle East for distilling perfume.

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Bow Street,
Dublin 7,

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