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A Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory? 19 Jul 2016

In our coverage of the legal ruling in favour of Irish whiskey brand The Wild Geese in Australia yesterday, I sensed a conspiracy theory of pretty impressive proportions. Could the dominant player in the Irish whiskey sector really have been looking to ride roughshod over one of its much smaller competitors?

Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts 4 May 2016

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Here's a look at Paddy and its position in the Irish whiskey category and Pernod's portfolio.

Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier - Interview 23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

C&C Group's H1 2016 results - preview 26 Oct 2015

C&C Group will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks looks at the drinks producer's activities in the three months to the end of August:

Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland? 2 Oct 2015

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the guests was about why the company - which outlined heritage as an important factor when it comes to targeting new consumers - hadn't chosen to buy a moth-balled distillery with a ready-made history.

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Pernod, Sazerac complete Paddy Irish whiskey deal 18 May 2016

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the completion of the divestment of its Paddy Irish whiskey brand to Sazerac.

Teeling Whiskey Co's Spirit of Dublin - NPD 5 May 2016

Teeling Whiskey Co has released the first spirit to be made at its distillery in Dublin.

Quintessential buys Irish brewery stake 4 May 2016

Quintessential Brands' Irish unit has acquired a 33% stake in a brewery, as it continues to ramp up its presence in the market.

Heineken gives Heineken Light European debut 25 Apr 2016

Heineken has launched its Heineken Light brand into Europe for the first time.

Walsh Whiskey distillery production kicks in 11 Apr 2016

Walsh Whiskey has confirmed that its new Irish whiskey distillery has come online and is set for an official opening ceremony later this year.

Diageo's Guinness 1798 Double Extra Stout - NPD 31 Mar 2016

Diageo has rolled out another extension of its Guinness beer brand. The 1798 Double Extra Stout is a limited-edition batch Guinness that has been matured in oak vats for 18 months and is packaged in a 75cl corked and caged bottle.

Quintessential Brands buys Dublin Whiskey Co 22 Mar 2016

Drinks company Quintessential Brands has acquired Dublin Whiskey Co as part of a EUR10m investment. 

C&C Group agrees PBC deal for UK, Ireland 10 Mar 2016

C&C Group is to distribute Pabst Brewing Co's (PBC) portfolio in the UK & Ireland.

Pernod Ricard's Redbreast Single Cask - NPD 17 Feb 2016

Pernod Ricard has released the first single cask expression under its Redbreast Irish whiskey brand.

C&C Group to cut 180 jobs as struggles continue 12 Jan 2016

C&C Group is to close cider packaging and production facilities in England and Ireland, with the net loss of 180 jobs. 

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Reynier takes on Irish whiskey with credit in the bank 9 Dec 2015

Does this picture, taken today, show a turning point in the history of Irish whiskey?