The Night Whiskey Destroyed Dublin
A Jameson TV commercial a few years ago tells the tale of how John Jameson saved his precious whiskey from The Great Dublin Fire of 1789. In order to save his whiskey from the flames engulfing the city, he singlehandedly saves his precious liquid by breaking a damn, flooding Dublin and ensuring his whiskey doesn’t go to waste.
A fanciful tale, that is of course a work of fiction. But it pales in comparison to the real fire of Dublin almost a hundred years later where it was the whiskey that did the damage and almost wiped out the city. We’re going to tell that tale in this episode.
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