This is a vintage collectible piece featuring an advertising mirror for Malony's Irish Whisky.
The mirror is beautifully designed with vibrant fonts in a multi-coloured tone, reminiscent of the Irish flag. The image captures the essence of the old days with a fireside scene and a pretty border designed with three-leaf clovers. The mid-coloured wooden frame adds to its charm. It is in excellent vintage condition with authentic signs of patina.
Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or uisce beatha) is whiskey made on the island of Ireland. The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Irish uisce beatha, meaning water of life. Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, though a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards significantly damaged the industry, so much so that although Ireland boasted at least 28 distilleries in the 1890s, by 1966, this number had fallen to just two, and by 1972 the remaining distilleries, Bushmills Distillery and Old Midleton Distillery (replaced by New Midleton Distillery), were owned by just one company, Irish Distillers.