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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
The Carlsberg Group has set itself ambitious goals: Switching to the packaging solution Nature MultiPack is one of the Carlsberg Group’s initiatives aligned to the new industry-leading sustainability program “Together Towards ZERO” which shall be implemented by 2030. The innovation of KHS subsidiary NMP Systems, which the brewery group is now launching as world premiere [...]
BARTENDER BATTLES IT OUT TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT OPIHR WORLD ADVENTURE COCKTAIL COMPETITION IN ISTANBULLicensing World Team2019-02-28T12:37:56+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 [...]
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 [...]
There were 1,477 less pubs in Ireland last year than in 2005, representing a 17.1% drop in businesses across the country, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) today. In 2017, there were 7,140 pubs nationwide – a decline from 8,617 in 2005. The figures are based on an analysis of the liquor [...]
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 [...]
Dylan McGrath has created an exciting new menu for The GastroBar at Fade Street Social of innovative small-plate dishes centred on quality ingredients and creative combinations. On the new GastroBar menu, you can expect a wide mix of inventive and adventurous small plate dishes built with exciting elements and techniques — all underpinned by Dylan [...]