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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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Quintessential sells Irish whiskey stake to Stock 17 Jul 2017

Quintessential Brands is offloading a 25% stake in its Irish whiskey business to Stock Spirits, as it looks to raise capital for its facility in Dublin.


Diageo lines up US$18m Guinness Storehouse plan 14 Jul 2017

Diageo has announced an EUR16m (US$18.26m) expansion project at its Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. 


Heineken partners with new stadium in Ireland 4 Jul 2017

Heineken has secured ‘beer partner’ status in Ireland for its namesake beer brand with a soon-to-be-opened stadium in the south of the country.


Diageo rolls out Guinness nutritional labels 4 Jul 2017

Diageo has extended the release of its on-label nutritional information and alcohol content initiative for Guinness to include 50cl cans in Ireland.


Diageo opens Guinness store at Dublin airport 15 May 2017

Diageo has opened a new Guinness concept store at Dublin international airport in partnership with duty free retailer Aer Rianta International (ARI).


Teeling's Brabazon Bottling Series No 1 - NPD 11 May 2017

Irish whiskey distiller Teeling Whiskey Co has launched the first in a new range that pays homage to the role fortified wines play in the whiskey category.


Irish whiskey hails bid to relax distillery sales 28 Mar 2017

The trade body for Irish whiskey has welcomed proposed legislation that will allow distilleries to sell alcohol on their premises. 


Pernod spends US$11m on Irish whiskey expansion 19 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a EUR10.5m (US$11.2m) investment in its main distillery in Ireland, as it looks to grow capacity at the facility.


Irish whisky exports forecast to double by 2020 13 Jan 2017

Irish whiskey exports will double by 2020, the Irish Food Board has forecast, with the segment growing its sales abroad by high single-digits in 2016.


Irish whiskey distillery Sliabh Liag gets planning 10 Jan 2017

Irish company Drioglann Shliabh Liag has been granted planning permission to build a distillery and visitor centre in the north-west of the country.

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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?