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November 2018

Flavours of New Zealand 2019 Annual Trade Tasting

2018-11-08T11:38:10+00:00

New Zealand Winegrowers will host its 22nd tasting of New Zealand wines in Ireland in January 2019.  With a number of key New Zealand wineries showing at the Dublin show in 2019 there will be over 150 New Zealand wines available to taste. In addition to the main tasting, there will be a masterclass starting 1pm [...]

Flavours of New Zealand 2019 Annual Trade Tasting2018-11-08T11:38:10+00:00

New Christmas Menu unveiled at The Exchequer

2018-11-04T19:34:33+00:00

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 [...]

New Christmas Menu unveiled at The Exchequer2018-11-04T19:34:33+00:00

October 2018

Irish Whiskey Association to launch major new drive against ‘fake’ Irish Whiskeys around the globe

2018-10-09T10:54:06+00:00

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 [...]

Irish Whiskey Association to launch major new drive against ‘fake’ Irish Whiskeys around the globe2018-10-09T10:54:06+00:00

Warning that Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will have negative impact on local jobs and rural economy

2018-10-09T10:49:31+00:00

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 [...]

Warning that Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will have negative impact on local jobs and rural economy2018-10-09T10:49:31+00:00

September 2018

Ireland ranks second in EU ‘Big 4’ for highest alcohol excise tax – new report

2018-09-13T14:21:17+00:00

Ireland ranks second in the EU’s ‘Big 4’ for overall alcohol excise tax, according to a new report authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley and published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), the umbrella organisation for the Irish drinks and hospitality industry. The Big 4—Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the UK—comprises EU member [...]

Ireland ranks second in EU ‘Big 4’ for highest alcohol excise tax – new report2018-09-13T14:21:17+00:00

BARTENDER BATTLES IT OUT TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT OPIHR WORLD ADVENTURE COCKTAIL COMPETITION IN ISTANBUL

2018-09-13T14:22:14+00:00

When The Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition called upon Ireland’s explorer bartenders to create the ultimate Opihr cocktail featuring local ingredients, the call was answered with aplomb! After skilful and stellar performances from each of the ten finalists at Dublin’s newly-opened Ukiyo bar, the winner was announced as industry legend Barney O’Kane from One Goose Entry in [...]

BARTENDER BATTLES IT OUT TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT OPIHR WORLD ADVENTURE COCKTAIL COMPETITION IN ISTANBUL2018-09-13T14:22:14+00:00

Jameson Cold Brew Set To Refresh Irish Whiskey And Coffee

2018-09-11T13:46:06+00:00

Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, is set to pilot a new and innovative take on the classic combination of Irish whiskey and coffee; Jameson Cold Brew. Jameson Cold Brew will be trialled in limited quantities from September 2018 in response to the growing global appetite for Irish whiskey, quality [...]

Jameson Cold Brew Set To Refresh Irish Whiskey And Coffee2018-09-11T13:46:06+00:00

WHISKEY AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN DRURY BUILDINGS

2018-09-03T14:35:00+00:00

 The Six O’Clock Show’s Ciara King hosted an interactive whiskey and leather making workshop on Wednesday 29th August in the heart of Dublin at Drury Buildings. The evening opened with an educational tasting session on some of Bushmills’ best loved whiskeys, led by acclaimed bartender Paul Rocks. Irish leatherworker Jason Karayiannis then shared his career [...]

WHISKEY AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN DRURY BUILDINGS2018-09-03T14:35:00+00:00

August 2018

Craft Rum Secures Listing with British Brand Marketplace

2018-08-28T16:39:06+00:00

A British craft rum brand that rose from the ashes of a barn fire on the family farm has secured a listing with trade marketplace The Great British Exchange, which specialises in sourcing up and coming British brands for retail and hospitality. Burning Barn rum, which is based in Eastcote, near Solihull in the West [...]

Craft Rum Secures Listing with British Brand Marketplace2018-08-28T16:39:06+00:00

Teeling Whiskey Triumphs with 15 Medals at International Spirit Competitions

2018-08-21T16:09:51+00:00

Teeling Whiskey continues to build on its reputation as the leading progressive Irish whiskey producer by winning 15 medals in international spirits competitions over the last few weeks. This brings to 175, the number of awards won by Teeling Whiskey over the last five years. At the annual 2018 Irish Whiskey Masters, held in London [...]

Teeling Whiskey Triumphs with 15 Medals at International Spirit Competitions2018-08-21T16:09:51+00:00