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The Uí Mhaille – Traders of the West Coast

Grace O’Malley was the chieftain of the O’Malley clan in all but title for most of her life, and was well-respected as a leader independent of her husband. She grew up in a seafaring clan and had navigation in her blood – but who were this wild clan of sailors over which she had under […]

Understanding Whiskey: a guide to Whiskey terms

While the production of whiskey is quite complex, it is also a very individual process, with each distillery using their own special techniques. From the exact temperatures used to the shape of the still and casks, each decision imparts on the spirit and how it forms into whiskey.  Every country will have their own style […]