|The Dungourney River. (Pic via Irish Distillers)|
Time and time again, during our recent two day “immersion” at the Irish Whiskey Academy in Midleton, a few drops of water worked its magic at various tastings. Even when we were privileged to taste a 26-year old from a Bourbon cask in one of the warehouses.
|This mill stone, powered by the water wheel, was used to|
grind down barley and malt to grist.
|The old wheel, still turning.|
|Welcome to Midleton|
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