In 1886 the English journalist Alfred Barnard travelled through Ireland visiting and documenting its distilleries. From these travels, he produced a book that documented all twenty-eight distilleries that lined his trip. At the time these twenty-eight distilleries produced 60% of whiskey worldwide with as many as 400 different brand names.
About a century and a half later and the “Whiskey Kate” as her friends call her, seeks to recreate and explore this whiskey journey but in modern time with her Irish driver Shem. Through their journey in the Emerald Isle, she goes to the local roots of this “whiskey rebirthing” and speaks with many locals that have lived through more difficult times. All the exciting and comedic details of her journey you can read about in "Ireland's Whiskey Guide".