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Accounting at the Watercourse Distillery

WithPeter Cleary

The Watercourse Distillery was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1792. It sold its output (primarily whiskey) in both Ireland and Great Britain until its amalgamation with a number of local distilleries in 1868. From reviewing both archival and secondary sources, it can be determined that the Watercourse Distillery maintained a comprehensive set of financial accounting records in relation to their sales, costs, profit/loss, etc., which would have compared very favourably to other firms in existence at that time.