Truths About Whisky. Second Edition Revised (1879)
Book ID: 66344
Truths about Whisky. London: Sutton, Sharpe & Co., 1879. Second Edition Revised. Pp, vi, 103, . Publisher’s green cloth boards, ruled in black to upper & lower boards with title lettered in blind, title labe to spine. Covers lightly worn and rubbed, contents in fine bright condition.
Illustrated with four pull-out ‘sepia’ plates of Dublin Distilleries; including; two of Jameson’s, one of Powers and one of George Roes.
The book charts the rise and fall of the four giant Dublin distillers, who were the largest distilleries in the world in the 1870s. It explains how they started to feel the effects of cheap blended Scotch whiskies, when the Irish market was inundated with Coffey still spirit from Scotland and elsewhere, ‘teaspooned’ with small amounts of pot still and passed off as Irish whiskey.