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May 2024

Flatley Whiskey Takes Centre Stage

2024-05-13T08:31:03+00:00

Michael Flatley has launched Flatley Whiskey 'The Dreamer’, his first signature Irish whiskey from a series of special blends. Crafted in partnership with Ireland’s esteemed Master Blender Noel Sweeney and distilled at the Great Northern Distillery, this premium 5-year-old whiskey embodies the spirit of dreams, passion, and mastery. Flatley was meticulously involved with the whole process, [...]

Flatley Whiskey Takes Centre Stage2024-05-13T08:31:03+00:00

Publicans require urgent government support amidst rising costs crisis – VFI

2024-05-13T08:25:40+00:00

The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) says that urgent challenges facing the pub trade, including unsustainable labour costs and the escalating overall cost of doing business, is forcing many publicans to consider retirement in the next two years. The Federation is calling on the Government to introduce key supports to ensure the sustainability of this [...]

Publicans require urgent government support amidst rising costs crisis – VFI2024-05-13T08:25:40+00:00

Anke Hartmann wins IGOS Sommelier of the Year 2024

2024-05-08T09:47:54+00:00

The 2024 Best Irish Sommelier Competition took place on Monday 29th April, 2024  at Beckett Lock, in the Point Square Village in Dublin.  The winner will represent Ireland at the ASI Europe & Africa Best Sommelier Competition in Belgrade in November 2024.  All the competitors are current members of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers. There are 41 member countries [...]

Anke Hartmann wins IGOS Sommelier of the Year 20242024-05-08T09:47:54+00:00

Shortlist for this year’s Best Cocktail Experience competition announced

2024-05-03T13:07:30+00:00

This week, over 130 competitors participated in the Best Cocktail Experience competition sponsored by Monin as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2024. The theme for this year’s Best Cocktail Experience competition, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Dublin Bar Academy, was Lights, Camera… Cocktails! Directed by Monin with inspiration taken from movies ranging [...]

Shortlist for this year’s Best Cocktail Experience competition announced2024-05-03T13:07:30+00:00

April 2024

Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand

2024-04-11T11:57:38+00:00

The theme of the month, Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand, comes at a time when New Zealand’s top three exported white wine varieties are internationally celebrated with International Sauvignon Blanc Day (3 May), International Pinot Gris Day (17 May) and International Chardonnay Day (23 May) all falling in the same month. “New Zealand [...]

Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand2024-04-11T11:57:38+00:00

March 2024

Diageo’s latest price hike massive blow to the pub trade – VFI

2024-03-26T13:47:12+00:00

Diageo’s decision to increase the price of a pint is the latest hammer blow to the pub trade and underlines the need for Government to introduce further supports for a sector experiencing unprecedented costs pressures, says the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). Diageo’s announcement of a 6-cent increase in the price of a pint comes on the [...]

Diageo’s latest price hike massive blow to the pub trade – VFI2024-03-26T13:47:12+00:00

Double Delight for Hinch

2024-03-26T10:42:44+00:00

Hinch Irish Whiskey is basking in the glow of international acclaim after securing not one, but two prestigious titles at this year's World Whiskies Awards. The awards dinner, held in London at the prestigious Merchant Taylors’ Hall, saw Hinch Irish Whiskey clinch the coveted titles for 'World's Best Blended Irish Whiskey' and 'World's Best Blended [...]

Double Delight for Hinch2024-03-26T10:42:44+00:00

HYDE No. 11 Honoured with Top Award

2024-03-26T10:43:00+00:00

HYDE No. 11 – ‘The Peat Cask Whiskey’ has been honoured with the top award in Jim Murray’s legendary whisky bible. HYDE No. 11 – ‘The Peat Cask Whiskey’ is part of is a distinguished collection of premium spirits created by HYDE Irish Whiskey. Each expression is matured to perfection amidst the gentle and uniquely [...]

HYDE No. 11 Honoured with Top Award2024-03-26T10:43:00+00:00

Discover Poitín this St Patrick’s Festival

2024-03-11T14:47:56+00:00

Poitín has long been denied its rightful place alongside the best signature spirits in the world. But that is all set to change as Mad March Hare, the No 1 Poitín brand, ramps up their campaign to take Poitín global, and earn it the recognition it deserves! The mission to celebrate our uniquely Irish spirit, [...]

Discover Poitín this St Patrick’s Festival2024-03-11T14:47:56+00:00

Women in Irish Whiskey launches as nonprofit on International Women’s Day

2024-03-11T09:14:08+00:00

The representative organisation Women in Irish Whiskey was officially launched as a nonprofit organisation at an event held today, Friday, 8th March 2024, at Roe & Co Distillery, in Dublin's The Liberties. Women in Irish Whiskey was set up by industry professionals and lifelong friends Heather Clancy and Anne-Marie Kelly, both from Co Kildare, to support women and [...]

Women in Irish Whiskey launches as nonprofit on International Women’s Day2024-03-11T09:14:08+00:00
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