About the Alfred Barnard Society

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About the Alfred Barnard Society

A society for all interested in visiting distilleries and breweries worldwide.

Named after the great Alfred Barnard himself, as secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette, he visited every working whisky distillery in Great Britain and Ireland from 1885-1887. In all, he visited an incredible 162 distilleries; 129 in Scotland, 29 in Ireland and 4 in England. The result of which was the monumental 500 page The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, covering in depth technical information on the distilleries, along with sketches and engravings. Following his first success, Barnard undertook a similar beer tour in 1889-1891 visiting over 110 breweries in Great Britain and Ireland. The end product of this tour was The noted breweries of Great Britain and Ireland, published over three years and in four volumes.

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Welcome to the Alfred Barnard Society

A welcome message from the Alfred Barnard Society to all who find us.

The aim of the society is to aid and assist any and all who are interested in visiting distilling and brewing sites worldwide, even the great Alfred Barnard himself was not allowed access to every distillery he wished to visit! With time we hope that the society will become a wonderful resource and information store regarding distilleries and breweries worldwide! Come and join our Alfred Barnard Society facebook group and discussion forum and learn more.

Safe travels and Sláinte