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August 2023

Sponsors of Cork Oyster Shucking Championship announced


Staff at the Metropole Hotel are putting final preparations in place for this weekend’s Cork Oyster Shucking Championship, which will include a demonstration from world record oyster shucker Paddy McMurray. Local drinks distributor Barry & Fitzwilliam and Murphy’s Irish Stout have come on board and are sponsoring the event, which is part of the Cork [...]

Sponsors of Cork Oyster Shucking Championship announced2023-08-16T10:44:41+00:00


SommiT is a gathering of food and wine professionals from within the hospitality industry. Attendees will include restaurant professionals both service and culinary, retail sales buyers and sellers, food and wine writers and broadcasters, hoteliers, wine importers and producers and their distributors. The event includes discussion and debate with international authorities in many and varied [...]


June 2023

Winners of the Inaugural SPIRIT OF WICKLOW Awards announced


At an event in The Powerscourt Distillery visitor centre, the inaugural winners of the Spirit of Wicklow Awards were announced. The aim of the Spirit of Wicklow Awards is to honour the extraordinary spirit and unwavering mindset of the people of Wicklow, and it's all brought together by the team at The Powerscourt Distillery. With [...]

Winners of the Inaugural SPIRIT OF WICKLOW Awards announced2023-06-09T08:27:09+00:00

May 2023

Publicans cautiously optimistic for future


Almost three-quarters of publicans outside Dublin say turnover is now similar or greater than pre-Covid, with many expected to upgrade their pubs in the coming year. A new survey shows the vast majority are confident about the future of their bars, despite the spiralling cost of energy, insurance and other operating expenses. The research for [...]

Publicans cautiously optimistic for future2023-05-16T08:31:02+00:00

Dublin’s favourite Rum Festival is back


Calling all rum lovers! This June Bank Holiday Weekend Dublin's favourite Rum festival is back at its home Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street. Dublin’s only Rum Emporium will be putting on a full weekend of Rum fun & games to appeal to everyone from the Rum Curious to Rum Afficando’s. The festival will stretch from [...]

Dublin’s favourite Rum Festival is back2023-05-16T08:26:27+00:00

Diageo makes €200,000 donation to TU Dublin


Today, Diageo has announced its support for Transforming Tomorrow, TU Dublin’s campaign to deliver state-of-the-art learning facilities for culinary, beverage and hospitality students. The partnership, which includes a €200,000 donation over 10 years, will also enable greater access to learning opportunities in hospitality at TU Dublin for individuals from marginalised groups, including access to a Certificate [...]

Diageo makes €200,000 donation to TU Dublin2023-05-05T14:36:39+00:00

April 2023

Powerscourt launches new release


The Powerscourt Distillery is proud to announce its latest release, a Single Malt whiskey that has everyone talking. Why? Because it is the first distilled whiskey from Co Wicklow in over 100 years! Whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs get ready for a new whiskey experience like no other. The Powerscourt Distillery has made history with their [...]

Powerscourt launches new release2023-04-27T10:51:46+00:00

Thin Lizzy whiskey launches


Thin Lizzy and the Philip Lynott Estate are delighted to announce the global launch of their own brand Irish Whiskey, developed by the band in collaboration with Ireland’s West Cork Distillers. The Thin Lizzy Irish Whiskey was created as a result of band members Scott Gorham and Brian Downey together with the family of Philip [...]

Thin Lizzy whiskey launches2023-04-24T09:53:17+00:00

Powerscourt Distillery takes top honours at Global Awards Ceremony


The Powerscourt Distillery in the historic Powerscourt Estate is thrilled to announce its double triumph at the prestigious World Whiskies Awards in London on March 30th, 2023. The esteemed distillery won two highly coveted awards in the Irish Category, showcasing its excellence in whiskey craftsmanship and further solidifying its position as a world-class whiskey producer. These accolades reflect [...]

Powerscourt Distillery takes top honours at Global Awards Ceremony2023-04-13T13:13:56+00:00

Walsh Whiskey’s Bernard Walsh inducted into Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame


Bernard Walsh, the co-founder (with his wife Rosemary) of Walsh Whiskey, has been inducted to Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame in honour of his contribution to the whiskey industry at a gala dinner in London. The creator of Writers’ Tears and The Irishman whiskeys is just the third Irish whiskey founder to be honoured after John [...]

Walsh Whiskey’s Bernard Walsh inducted into Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame2023-04-04T10:01:48+00:00
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