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October 2018

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

2019-02-28T12:20:02+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 globe2019-02-28T12:20:02+00:00

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

2019-02-28T12:23:48+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 economy2019-02-28T12:23:48+00:00

September 2018

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

2019-02-28T12:29:29+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 report2019-02-28T12:29:29+00:00

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

2019-02-28T12:37:56+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 ISTANBUL2019-02-28T12:37:56+00:00

Jameson Cold Brew Set To Refresh Irish Whiskey And Coffee

2019-02-28T12:40:30+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 Coffee2019-02-28T12:40:30+00:00

WHISKEY AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN DRURY BUILDINGS

2019-02-28T12:48:31+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 BUILDINGS2019-02-28T12:48:31+00:00

August 2018

Craft Rum Secures Listing with British Brand Marketplace

2019-02-28T12:54:17+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 Marketplace2019-02-28T12:54:17+00:00

Teeling Whiskey Triumphs with 15 Medals at International Spirit Competitions

2019-02-28T13:00:43+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 Competitions2019-02-28T13:00:43+00:00

BUSHMILLS IRISH WHISKEY RUNNING FREE LEATHER MAKING AND WHISKEY WORKSHOP

2019-02-28T14:08:45+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 WORKSHOP2019-02-28T14:08:45+00:00

‘BLACK BUSH CURED’ CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASS AT DRURY BUILDINGS

2019-02-28T14:13:25+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 BUILDINGS2019-02-28T14:13:25+00:00