Hi jmrl, that book is not bad at all and gives a decent account of Ireland glorious but unfortunately receded past in whiskey. Just bought a first edition original on ebay so happy days
I can also thoroughly recommend The Lost Distilleries Of Ireland
by Brian Townsend available fairly cheaply on ebay.
Also for a more focused look on Irish Whiskey and the different aspects (Making, History, Brands) look no further than Peter MulryansThe Whiskeys of Ireland
Both well worth a read
believe it or not the Kilbeggan stills were only medium still com[pared to some of the others ... Midleton (now Distilling HQ for Jameson Powers and Paddy) had the biggest still in the world is on display in the grounds and this still is still the biggest still (excuse all the stills