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W.D. O’Connell Whiskey

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A Tree per Case Sold We closed out 2020 feeling very happy with ourselves, it was a big year for our family with a new arrival and the first full year of our whiskey business operating. All things being equal we were very fortunate to have our health and to see the...

Truth’s about Whiskey

Truth’s about Whiskey

It’s a question that arises often: should whiskey be spelt with or without the ‘e’?  Geographically, the Irish spelling of whiskey tends to be confined to Ireland and the USA whereas the Scottish spelling of whisky often dominates the rest of the world. There are, of...

Ozone Baby

Ozone Baby

1979 was a pretty bleak year in Ireland, probably as miserable as 2020 but for different reasons. Petrol shortages and workers disputes, the troubles were in full flow and surprise surprise Fianna Fail was in power and then came September. Il Papi spoke to the...

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