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July 2018

Excise tax 20 times higher in Ireland than in Greece

2018-07-18T14:54:16+00:00

Irish consumers are paying more excise tax on their glass of wine than anyone else in the European Union, and it’s not just consumers that are getting burned; restaurants, bars and off-licenses are suffering too, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI). When consumers sit in a bar or beer garden to enjoy [...]

Excise tax 20 times higher in Ireland than in Greece2018-07-18T14:54:16+00:00

Teeling Whiskey Announces Details of July’s ‘Dublin Rising’ Event

2018-07-13T13:03:10+00:00

Teeling Whiskey has announced the details of the second edition of ‘Dublin Rising’, a special event series that is being held to mark the coming of age of its award-winning distillery and the arrival of its Single Pot Still, the first Dublin distilled whiskey to be launched in over 40 years, later this year. Taking [...]

Teeling Whiskey Announces Details of July’s ‘Dublin Rising’ Event2018-07-13T13:03:10+00:00

BUSHMILLS COLLABORATES WITH IRISH CHEF TO HOST CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASS

2018-07-10T13:03:56+00:00

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is continuing its #BlackBushStories collaborative event series this summer, showcasing and celebrating the stories of Irish talent who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field. A collaboration with Cork native, Rob Krawczyk, will see the chef and charcuterie master host a meat curing [...]

BUSHMILLS COLLABORATES WITH IRISH CHEF TO HOST CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASS2018-07-10T13:03:56+00:00

World-First ‘Method And Madness’ Expressions Added To Irish Spirits Range

2018-07-04T20:50:25+00:00

Irish Distillers has added two new and experimental, limited edition Irish whiskeys to its METHOD AND MADNESS range; Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Virgin Hungarian Oak and a 28-year-old Ruby Port Pipe Single Cask Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. First launched in 2017, METHOD AND MADNESS aims to push the boundaries of Irish [...]

World-First ‘Method And Madness’ Expressions Added To Irish Spirits Range2018-07-04T20:50:25+00:00

June 2018

First new five-year-old Irish whiskey stream to be launched in Ireland in over 25 years

2018-06-29T11:43:34+00:00

The Pearse Lyons Distillery has announced the landmark release of the exclusive Pearse 5 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Irish Whiskey which marks the first new five-year old Irish whiskey stream to be launched in Ireland in more than 25 years. The first release will feature 1,000 individually numbered bottles of the premium Cask Strength Whiskey product which will be exclusively [...]

First new five-year-old Irish whiskey stream to be launched in Ireland in over 25 years2018-06-29T11:43:34+00:00

Nearly 10m cases of Irish whiskey sold globally last year

2018-06-25T15:52:18+00:00

The Irish whiskey industry sold 9.7 million cases of whiskey globally in 2017, a 10.6 percent increase on the previous year, according to figures compiled by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR). Irish whiskey remains the world’s fastest-growing spirit category and the 2017 global total exceed interim sales targets set by the Irish Whiskey Association [...]

Nearly 10m cases of Irish whiskey sold globally last year2018-06-25T15:52:18+00:00

Teeling Whiskey Distillery marks third birthday with events programme

2018-06-21T15:32:53+00:00

Teeling Whiskey recently celebrated the third birthday of its distillery with an exciting programme of events. The milestone was marked with a series of festivities that brought a party to Dublin’s Newmarket as well as honouring Teeling Whiskey’s craftiest collaborators. During the third anniversary celebrations, visitors got the opportunity to avail of a unique birthday [...]

Teeling Whiskey Distillery marks third birthday with events programme2018-06-21T15:32:53+00:00

Cork Bartender Wins the Southern Showdown 2018

2018-06-15T13:35:03+00:00

Shane Groarke of the Cask bar in Cork has won the Southern Comfort Southern Showdown 2018 cocktail contest, after a hard-fought final which put 11 of Ireland's top bartenders through their paces. Shane will now compete against Southern Showdown winners from the UK and Australia in July at the international final in New Orleans, birthplace [...]

Cork Bartender Wins the Southern Showdown 20182018-06-15T13:35:03+00:00

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY EXPLORES WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY

2018-06-12T15:20:31+00:00

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has kicked off the #BlackBushStories collaboration series, showcasing and celebrating those who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field. A collaboration with Dublin street photographer Freddy Kelly, a.k.a. Raw Dublin, will see the talented documentarian host a photography masterclass at Drury Buildings on [...]

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY EXPLORES WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY2018-06-12T15:20:31+00:00

March 2018

New Irish Vodka Brand Launched

2018-03-20T14:16:36+00:00

  A new Irish vodka brand has been launched at an international trade fair for wine and spirits in Düsseldorf, Germany. Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka was launched at the 2018 ProWein Trade Fair, which was held on March 18-20th. Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka is the second brand from The Shed Distillery of PJ [...]

New Irish Vodka Brand Launched2018-03-20T14:16:36+00:00