A new Irish vodka brand has been launched at an international trade fair for wine and spirits in Düsseldorf, Germany. […]
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It seems like a new music festival pops up every week. While some may appear to be in it for a fast buck, others like the KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival, are clearly in it for the love of the music. The team behind the three-day event took 2017 off but are back with a [...]
Diageo Reserve, the luxury portfolio of Diageo, has announced the creation of a new food advocacy role within the business – the Global Gastronomer. The person holding the role will be tasked with forging a more meaningful connection between the wider food occasion and the Reserve spirits portfolio, which includes brands like Johnnie Walker Scotch [...]
Complete with all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect, Bart Adons and Cillian O’Moráin of Mescan Brewery were officially knighted and became part of the Confrérie van de Hasseltse Jenever. A crowd of 120,000 people flocked into the Flemish town of Hasselt for the annual Jeneverfest. (Jenever is the Flemish word for the spirit that is known [...]
International Stout Festival took place at the Guinness Storehouse from 1 – 4 November to mark the worldwide celebration of the iconic beer style. Visitors to the Guinness Storehouse over the four days were treated to a special line-up to celebrate all things stout; featuring diverse and colourful beer experiences, stout inspired menus, complimentary food [...]
The award-winning teams at The Exchequer D2 and Wine Bar have debuted, The Sleigh It Menu, a delicious selection of bespoke cocktails for Christmas 2018. Their Signature Fairytale in New York will warm the cockles of your heart. Made with Tullamore Dew, Lemon Spiced Syrup, Pimento Dram, Mulled Wine Float. The cheeky, For Fig’s Sake, will [...]
Hidden in the tranquil countryside of Lanesborough, Co. Longford, Lough Ree Distillery entered Ireland’s gin scene with an energetic launch of its Sling Shot gin at the Taste of Lakelands Food Festival. Sling Shot Gin is being distilled in a custom-built distillery in Lanesborough while construction of the state-of-the-art Lough Ree Distillery and visitor centre [...]
The Irish Whiskey Association, which is the representative body for the Irish Whiskey Industry, is to launch a major worldwide drive against ‘fake’ Irish whiskeys. Members of the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) have agreed to treble the association’s legal budget for 2019, ensuring there are sufficient resources to fight against products that infringe on the [...]
Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has today warned that some of the measures in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which is expected to return to the Dáil in the coming months, will have a negative impact on local jobs, the rural economy and Ireland’s reputation as a producer of world class food and drinks [...]
Donegal members of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) have today (Wednesday 5th September) launched an anti-drugs awareness campaign in partnership with An Garda Síochána. The new campaign will see posters appearing in all VFI pubs in the county alerting the public to the use of illegal drugs. The poster provides a Garda phone number to [...]