St. Patrick's Day

The Story of Irish Whiskey

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If your celebration of St. Patrick’s Day includes raising a glass to make a toast, Martin Duffy thinks there should be Irish Whiskey in that glass. Last weekend, Duffy led a class on the history of the spirit at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago. First Light host Brian O’Keefe went to the class, you know, for the education

Whiskey enthusiast and historian Martin Duffy leads a class on the history, production and flavor of Irish Whiskey at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago

Whiskey enthusiast and historian Martin Duffy leads a class on the history, production and flavor of Irish Whiskey at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago

Class attendees got to sample a variety of Irish Whiskeys as part of Martin Duffy’s class

Class attendees got to sample a variety of Irish Whiskeys as part of Martin Duffy’s class

More than 50 people attended the final Irish whiskey history class before St. Patrick’s Day

More than 50 people attended the final Irish whiskey history class before St. Patrick’s Day