Ireland again is a haven for whiskey lovers from around the world. In 1800, Irish whiskey was very popular with over 400 different brands. At this time, Ireland produced more than 60% of all whiskey worldwide and all this when there was no such thing as the internet or Amazon. This is truly admirable. Although it was a glorious time for an Irish whiskey, sadly, it was not to last and due to various factors, the production of whiskey almost ceased. Today, Ireland's distilleries are fighting back in an effort to recreate that golden era and we are lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy such a great variety of the golden liquid again.