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Whisky Brothers: The Heart of Irish Whiskey

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Join the Whisky Brothers as we go deep into the pure heart of traditional, single pot still Irish distilling. We'll turn the Reading Room into our own Shebeen for the night.

"Neither a blend nor a single malt, the result was a spirit with the same cereal depth of its otherwise identical single malt sister but with a spicy bristle from the raw unmalted barley and a noticeably thicker and more lathery texture. Having originally become popular in Ireland as a means of dodging the malt tax of 1785, this peculiar and technically inefficient mashbill had subsequently become the hallmark of Irish distilling as a trade. Long after the tax was repealed, the recipe remained. The ratio of malted to unmalted barley varied from distillery to distillery and that textural diversity was an intimate part of the lifeblood of Irish whiskey itself."
-Fionnán O’Connor

Earlier Event: March 12