In the 1800s, Irish Whiskey was the whiskey of choice around the globe with Irish distillers controlling about 70% of the world market.
The Chicago World Trade Fair in 1893 was the high point with a 30-foot round tower made entirely of Powers whiskey bottles epitomising the ambition, scope and standing of Irish whiskey on the world stage.
Innovation and individuality singled them out, but from being Kings of the World, came the inevitable fall.
A Story of Irish Whiskey: How three families saved it from extinction
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