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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.

C&C Group's FY Performance by Region 13 May 2015

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region:

just the Facts - Ireland's Whiskey Distilleries 13 May 2015

Here, courtesy of the Irish Whiskey Association, is a map of all the distilleries - existing, new and planned - in Ireland.

Guinness: A Great Day for St James's Gate 10 Sep 2014

Today's official opening of the new Guinness production facility at the brand's St James's Gate site in the centre of Dublin stands in marked contrast to how the plot's future looked less than ten years ago. It is refreshing to see – for whatever reason - a plc the size of Diageo bowing to a brand's provenance, even if such nods are a rarity these days.

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Irish whiskey brands could fail without bulk 23 Nov 2015

Small Irish whiskey brands could crumble due to a lack of supply, a new report has suggested. 

Guinness opens experimental brewery to public 19 Nov 2015

Diageo's Guinness beer brand is to open its experimental brewery to the public. The move reaffirms the company's move towards innovation within the brand, following the launch of the Brewers Project  last September. 

Illva Saronno to take The Irishman to Italy 16 Nov 2015

Illva Saronno is to use its stake in Ireland's Walsh Whiskey Distillery to launch the latter's The Irishman whiskey brand in its home market.

NPD - Teeling's The Revival Irish whiskey 4 Nov 2015

Teeling Whiskey Co has released a limited edition, 15-year-old Irish whiskey to commemorate the opening of its distillery in Dublin.

C&C to drive global footprint as H1 declines 28 Oct 2015

C&C Group is to strike deeper into Asia and Africa after declines in its core Scottish and Irish markets drove down sales and profits.

Pernod unveils Irish whiskey micro-distillery 21 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard unit Irish Distillers, which owns the Jameson brand, has opened a micro-distillery to experiment with new styles of Irish whiskey.

Teeling Whiskey Co's Teeling Single Malt 10 Sep 2015

Teeling Whiskey Co has released the third iteration in its premium range of namesake Irish whiskies.

Heineken silent on Comans Wholesale buy report 14 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports linking it to Irish drinks distributor Comans Wholesale.

C&C Group chairman backs CEO - report 6 Jul 2015

C&C Group's chairman has reportedly given his CEO a vote of confidence as the company contends with pressures in its core markets and shareholder concern over US cider assets.

C&C Group sees FY loss on EUR150m US charge 13 May 2015

C&C Group has posted a full-year loss after a one-off impairment charge on its US assets cut EUR150m from the bottom line.