We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players....
Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the lis...
| 3 Jun 2015
Late yesterday, Brown-Forman announced its entry into the Irish whiskey category through the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd
| 29 Oct 2013
The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.
| 17 Apr 2013
It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.
| 10 May 2012
Our whisk(e)y specialist, Ian Buxton, has had his head turned this month by a glut of flavoured whiskies. Or, 'spirit drinks', if you're a European.
| 12 Sep 2013
Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.
| 22 Dec 2011
Click below to watch an interview, conducted by Clontarf TV, with Jack Teeling, the founder and chairman of Cooley Distillery, in which he discusses the sale of the company to Beam Inc last week.
| 11 Jun 2015
The Teeling Whiskey Co has officially opened its Dublin distillery as it looks to tap into growing demand for Irish whiskey.
| 2 Jun 2015
Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.
| 19 Dec 2014
Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...
| 9 Apr 2014
A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.
| 25 Feb 2014
Sidney Frank’s CEO has said he is “pleased” but not surprised that a US federal judge has allowed the firm's US$100m lawsuit against Beam Inc to proceed.
| 11 Sep 2013
Irish whiskey can become 10% of global whisk(e)y category sales helped by drinks firms' renewed interest in the sub-sector, according to the head of Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers.
| 21 Aug 2013
Diageo's 'Harp Brewery' in Dundalk, Ireland, is set to become a whiskey distillery after a deal was agreed with new owners.
| 17 Jun 2013
Teeling Whiskey Co's Silver Reserve 21 Year Old Single Malt
| 18 Mar 2013
Beam Inc has rolled out a packaging redesign and marketing campaign for its brand Kilbeggan Whiskey.
| 4 Mar 2013
Beam Inc is “confident” of victory in a legal battle with Sidney Frank after the US importer filed a lawsuit against the global group and a subsidiary for US$100m.
| 11 Dec 2012
Teeling Whiskey Company's Poitín
| 10 Dec 2012
Beam Inc is set to bbost its Irish whiskey portfolio with the acquisition of the 2 Gingers brand.
| 9 Dec 2012
A report in a UK newspaper today (9 December) has claimed that Diageo and Suntory held talks earlier this year with a view to making a move for Beam Inc.
| 22 Oct 2012
Teeling Whiskey Company's Hybrid Malt Whiskey Edition No.1
| 27 Jun 2012
Beam Inc is set to take the UK distribution of its recently-acquired Cooley Distillery in-house from Eaux de Vie.
| 4 May 2012
Beam Inc will focus on developing its brands, after completing a spate of acquisitions that are expected to boost next year's bottom line, an analyst has said.
| 3 May 2012
Beam Inc will report its first-quarter results today (3 May). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of March.
| 26 Apr 2012
William Grant & Sons has switched distributors in Germany for its Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.
| 14 Feb 2012
Pernod Ricard is set to report its half-year and second-quarter results on Thursday (16 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.
| 1 Feb 2012
Beam Inc is set to release its Q4 and full-year results on Friday (3 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.
| 17 Jan 2012
Beam Inc has closed its acquisition of Cooley Distillery and has already earmarked the firm's Kilbeggan brand as a potential vehicle for capitalising on strong demand for Irish whiskey.
| 16 Dec 2011
Beam Inc is to buy Cooley Distillery, the only remaining independent whiskey distillery outside Pernod Ricard and Diageo's operations in Ireland, for close to US$95m.
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