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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

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY RUNNING FREE LEATHER MAKING AND WHISKEY WORKSHOP

2018-08-21T16:11:39+00:00

Bushmills Irish Whiskey will continue the #BlackBushStories collaborative event series this month, 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. August’s collaboration with Irish leatherworker, Jason Karayiannis, will see the designer and maker host a hands-on workshop at Drury Buildings in Dublin [...]

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY RUNNING FREE LEATHER MAKING AND WHISKEY WORKSHOP2018-08-21T16:11:39+00:00

‘BLACK BUSH CURED’ CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASS AT DRURY BUILDINGS

2018-08-14T11:20:25+00:00

‘Black Bush Cured’, a collaboration from Irish charcuterie master Rob Krawczyk and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, took place recently in Drury Buildings, Dublin as part of the #BlackBushStories event series. The talented, second-generation chef shared an insight into his inspiring career journey and presented a hands-on charcuterie masterclass where attendees were shown how to cure and [...]

‘BLACK BUSH CURED’ CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASS AT DRURY BUILDINGS2018-08-14T11:20:25+00:00

July 2018

Pearse Lyons Distillery celebrates limited release 5- Year- Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

2018-07-31T18:08:21+00:00

The Pearse Lyons Distillery is today celebrating the general release of the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.  The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks. Presented in 4,000 [...]

Pearse Lyons Distillery celebrates limited release 5- Year- Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey2018-07-31T18:08:21+00:00

First “Caipirinha Month” in Ireland this summer

2018-07-27T18:55:37+00:00

The first “Caipirinha Month” is happening throughout Ireland this summer. The Embassy of Brazil in Ireland, in association with Fubá Cachaça and its distributor Dalcassian Wines & Spirits, are bringing together the best cocktail bars in Ireland on a month long celebration of Brazil’s quintessential cocktail, Caipirinha. Selected bars will engage with the Irish public [...]

First “Caipirinha Month” in Ireland this summer2018-07-27T18:55:37+00:00