August 2023

2023 Bar of the Year Awards Winners Announced!


We are thrilled to announce the much-awaited results of this year’s Bar Awards! After an intense selection process and careful consideration by our esteemed panel of judges, we have now chosen the best of the best in the bar industry.We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. Your passion and hard work have made [...]

2023 Bar of the Year Awards Winners Announced!2023-08-22T09:30:05+00:00

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

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

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

June 2017

LVA Announce Alone Initiative


The LVA announced details last month of a new community initiative with Alone, the charity that supports older people living on their own at home. The LVA aims to raise 2200,000 for the charity through the fundraising initiative. To support the initiative, Guinness has brewed a limited edition beer, ‘Dublin Amber Pale Ale’. A [...]

LVA Announce Alone Initiative2017-06-15T08:20:15+00:00

Peroni’s La Primavera


A celebration of the start of spring, La Primavera is marked in Italy with flower and food festivals that take place during ‘Festa della Primavera’. This year, Peroni Nastro Azzurro brought La Primavera to Dublin with a two-day pop-up market in Temple Bar's Meeting House Square on March 30th and 31st that was open to the [...]

Peroni’s La Primavera2019-03-01T10:56:06+00:00

Wild Launch at JT Pims


The newest addition to Glendalough Distillery's award-winning gin collection, Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin, was launched in JT Pims in Dublin on January 31st where guests sipped it in a wild Irish G&T with Poachers Tonic, just one of a menu of craft cocktails paired with venison and pork belly canapés. Guests included some of the [...]

Wild Launch at JT Pims2019-03-01T10:58:22+00:00

Powers & Dublin Pubs


Last month Powers Irish whiskey launched Powers 1817 Release, a special limited edition whiskey commemorating this year’s bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the rich heritage of the Dublin pub. Powers 1817 Release is a 10-year-old, single pot still Irish whiskey. Triple distilled and non-chill filtered, it personifies the style of whiskey that [...]

Powers & Dublin Pubs2019-03-01T11:01:34+00:00
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