Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

From Kilbeggan, Ireland.

Kilbeggan Distillery is a working distillery, but also a museum where you can see how Irish whiskey was traditionally made.  This Coffey still, named after Aeneas Coffey, is one such method in the process.  Whiskey has been made in Ireland since at least the late Middle Ages, and has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few decades.  It seems almost synonymous with Ireland’s cultural heritage.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

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From Kilbeggan, Ireland.

Walking through the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience was like taking a trip back in time, seeing how Irish whiskey was traditionally made.  The distillery was first built in 1757, and the old waterwheel is still turning outside.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

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From Kilbeggan, Ireland.

Old whiskey crates at the Kilbeggan Distillery.  I have no idea what the numbers on the crates mean, but the picture looked too cool to pass up.  The distillery was founded in 1757, and recently started production again in 2007.  The site functions as a museum for visitors to learn how whiskey is traditionally made.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

From Kilbeggan, Ireland.

The Kilbeggan Distillery was first built in 1757, though now functions mostly as a museum.  Irish whiskey has a strict legal definition; one requirement is that it must be aged in Ireland in wooden casks for at least three years.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time