Midleton Very Rare: An Irish Whiskey Fit For A Manor

October 24, 2018

In 1825, three Murphy brothers purchased an old woolen mills in Midleton in County Cork and converted it into a distillery on the banks of the Dungourney River…a distillery that over the past 200 years has evolved into one of the world’s greatest whiskey distilleries.

9 years later in 1834 and 70 miles away to the north west, construction was also underway in the village of Adare in County Limerick as the 2nd earl of Dunraven began converting an old Georgian house on the Maigue River into what has today become one of the world’s greatest manor houses and hotels – Adare Manor.

In this episode of Stories and Sips I’ll share the story of how these two great houses – one a whiskey house and the other a house of hospitality have come together to produce something amazing.



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