Berman, David. ‘Berkeleys Siris and the Whiskey Patriots’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 1 (1986), pp 200-203.
In Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions Concerning Tar-water (1744), George Berkeley recommends tar-water as a universal panacea; but the work is also part of the authors campaign against pernicious spirits and Whiskey patriots. Berman discusses Berkeleys curious belief in tar-water as a universal medicine and healthy alternative to spirits.