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Ask an Irish Whiskey Distiller!

Have questions, big or small, about distillation? Whether you're going to Portland Cocktail Week or not you might be able to get some of them answered. 

We're fortunate to have Barry Crockett, Master Distiller for Jameson Irish Whiskey with us at Drink.Write for one seminar. He'll be on hand to answer questions about Jameson, Irish whiskey, and/or distillation in general. I'll be happy to ask any respectful questions that people leave in the comments and report back on them. 

So, anything you want to know? 

I'm curious, for example, to know about the flavor of salt and distillation. I asked a question on Facebook and some distillers answered but I want to know more. Since it appears NaCl doesn't pass through during distillation, why do some unaged spirits have a salty taste? And how about other 'mineraly' flavors? 

I'm also hoping for an update on the Irish whiskey landscape since Jim Beam purchased Kilbeggan. How will that affect other brands? 

What else? Information about the seminar is below. Ask away...

Tuesday October 23
10:30 – 11:30 AM
The Kennedy School Gymnasium 
Ask a Master Distiller
Have questions about distillation or Irish whiskey? We’ve got the guy with the answers. Barry Crockett, Master Distiller at Jameson, knows a thing or two about distilling, having grown up in The Distiller’s Cottage at the Old Midleton Distillery in Cork before taking on the role himself. Crockett will explain how Jameson is made, using both pot- and column-distilled spirit before aging, and we’ll open up the floor to questions about the product, Irish whiskey in general, and questions about distillation. Get as nerdy as you want! 
Speaker: Barry Crockett, Master Distiller of Jameson Irish Whiskey
Sponsor: Jameson Irish Whiskey


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