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

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

August 2022

That’s the spirit


Made in Ireland, istil 38 vodka is making waves on the Irish spirits scene The first release from istil 38 is available in three expressions – istil 38 Pot Still Irish Vodka, istil 38 Pot Still Pink Berries Vodka and istil 38 Pot Still Vanilla Vodka, all hand-crafted in Ireland and designed to be enjoyed [...]

That’s the spirit2022-08-22T08:28:21+00:00

July 2022

Bar of the Year Awards 2022 Finalists Announced


PUBLIC VOTE BOOK YOUR SEAT 2022 FINALISTS Following extensive deliberations and many miles travelled up and down the country visiting all the entrants, the finalists for the 2022 Bar of the Year Awards have been announced. From over 500 entries, the judges have whittled [...]

Bar of the Year Awards 2022 Finalists Announced2022-07-25T14:50:51+00:00

Hospitality Expo 2022


Connect with suppliers offering innovative solutions, producers showcasing their new launches, and investors and advisers looking for the next big opportunity. At Hospitality Expo 2022, attendees can expect over 200 exhibitors and sponsors, 3 conference stages, interactive demonstrations, and a dedicated networking area. Expo features include Artisan Village, Chef’s Challenge, Concept Café, FitOut zone, Food [...]

Hospitality Expo 20222022-07-12T17:14:22+00:00

May 2022

Craft Breweries – Ballykilcavan


In the last issue of Licensing World, we highlighted Ballykilcavan’s participation in #DrinkersForUkraine, a fundraising initiative that saw breweries from around the world brew a stout that was first created by displaced Ukrainian brewers. “We had to ration the beer as people were looking for more stock than we actually had. The reaction to it [...]

Craft Breweries – Ballykilcavan2022-08-22T08:35:31+00:00

April 2021

Craft Breweries – Rye River Brewing Company


When Rye River Brewing Company set up almost 10 years ago, there were about 65 breweries in total operating across the country. Today, there are over 130. It is, says RRBC Managing Director Tom Cronin, a crazily competitive space. “You've got to be agile and I know I’m like a scratched record when I [...]

Craft Breweries – Rye River Brewing Company2022-08-22T09:05:04+00:00
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