Irish Whiskey Guide is a brief look at the story of whiskey and its place in Irish history, all the way from monks to poteen to single malts and today?s popular special blends. Well-known whiskey writer Peter Mulryan describes how the mythical blend of yeast, climate, barley and distiller comes together in Ireland to make Irish whiskey something very special indeed. Notes are also provided on how to choose the perfect whiskey for the right occasion and to develop a nose and appreciation of whiskey as a connoisseur. He also looks at the history of some of the big names in Irish whiskey making and suggests tours for visitors. Photographs throughout complete this very special celebration of the spirit of Ireland.