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Irish whiskey eyes a slice of Scotch's global pie

We've had a reminder this month of the high levels of investment being ploughed into the renaissance of Irish whiskey by emerging players....

IWSC Spirits Winners 2013 III

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the lis...

Beam loses race for Absolut: Five years on

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...

Comment - Irish Whiskey Goes Plural

Beam Inc's acquisition of Cooley Distillery puts Irish whiskey entirely in the hands of drinks industry 'big hitters' and looks set to spur...

Latest Interviews

just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

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.

Cooley Distillery chairman on Beam Inc buy 22 Dec 2011

Olly Wehring

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.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 19 December in... 19 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

Irish whiskey producers launch own trade group 9 Apr 2014

James Wilmore

A new trade body has been established to promote the interests of the fast-growing Irish whiskey sector.

Sidney Frank CEO speaks out over Beam Inc lawsuit 25 Feb 2014

James Wilmore

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.

Irish whiskey aiming high as global firms invest 11 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

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.

Diageo agrees Dundalk brewery sale 21 Aug 2013

James Wilmore

Diageo's 'Harp Brewery' in Dundalk, Ireland, is set to become a whiskey distillery after a deal was agreed with new owners.

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