The Irish Whiskey Museum traces the worldwide popularity of the drink in the 1800s to the brands that are still on sale today.

The Jameson story is also told nearby in the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, where visitors can experience the traditional distilling process.

'Whiskey with an E' looks at the history of whiskey and the folklore surrounding it.Eamon Morrissey visits the town of Listowel, which has 55 pubs, one of them owned by writer John B. Keane. The sales of 'brown spirits' may be dropping all over the world, but in Keane's pub,

There still are the remains of auld decency.

'Whiskey with an E' was broadcast on 19 January 1988.

Whiskey Bottles
Bottles of whiskey photographed in 1984.