Hewitt's Irish Whiskey

Sadly, this Whiskey is now a rarity as Irish Distillers decided in 2004 not to produce this fine blend any longer.

It was first launched in 1960 by Cork Distilleries Co., the name being a hint at one of its founding distilleries: Watercourse Distillery in Watercourse Road, Cork, owned by the Hewitt Family.

Strangely enough, the address on the label - North Mall, Cork - points to another distillery located there, which was owned by the Wise Family.

However, the blend consists of two Malt Whiskeys - one from Midleton, one from Bushmills - and a Grain Whiskey from Midleton. It is bottled at 40 per cent abv.

As Jim Murray notes, "if you ever see this on the shelf of a bar or store, get it."