It's very hard to find a concrete answer for the question:
How many distilleries are there in Ireland?
For years it was three big ones, Middleton, Jameson and Bushmills and Cooley.
I know the amount of names doesn't reflect the number of distilleries because i.e. Cooley making a lot of individual whiskies, but now I'm sure there must be more than this, with Dingle and Teeling being the obvious additions. But what are the likes of Clontarf? I know they're not Cooley.
Can anyone shed any light on this for me, it's been nagging me for ages.