Louise McGuane: Blends, Bottles & Bonds

May 13, 2020
The rise in demand for Irish whiskey around the world over the past ten years has led to the building of new distilleries in Ireland and the development of new whiskey brands, bonders and bottlers. This evolving mixture of established multi-century brands and new risk-taking upstarts makes for a more diverse, more energetic, more interesting Irish whiskey landscape than we’ve had in Ireland in more than a century.

Fueled by passion and pride, these new entrants are putting their money where their mouth is and risking money and time to build something new, something exciting and something they can put their own stamp on.

In 2016, Louise McGuane, founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey welcomed the first of many whiskey casks to her family farm in Co. Clare in Ireland. In this episode of Stories & Sips, I chat with Louise about her unique business in the world of Irish whiskey, why whiskey barrels are delivered to her farm and how she has carved out a loyal fan base of Irish whiskey enthusiasts all around the world for her honest approach and downright good whiskey.







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