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As Irish whiskey comes of age, so do its challenges - Focus 8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.


Do you buy the Wild Geese, Pernod Ricard conspiracy theory? - Editor's Viewpoint 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 - What is Pernod Ricard selling to Sazerac? - 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.


"I find it hard to forgive and forget" - Interview, Renegade Spirits' Mark Reynier 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:

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C&C Group backs minimum unit pricing in Ireland as legislation stalls 9 Nov 2017

C&C Group has reiterated its support for minimum unit pricing in Ireland as authorities in the country put the brakes on the measure over cross-border trade fears.


The Dingle Distillery gin volumes to hit 250,000 bottles as "side-project" goes centre stage 1 Nov 2017

One of the early movers in the fast-growing Irish gin category is on course to more than double volumes this year.


"We are in control of our own destiny" after Tullamore Dew investment - William Grant & Sons CEO 26 Oct 2017

The CEO of William Grant & Sons has said the opening of a new grain distillery and bottling plant for Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey puts the brand in control of its own future for the next 100 years.


Gin demand leaps in Ireland as whiskey distilleries look to white spirits 23 Oct 2017

Gin sales in Ireland jumped by almost a third last year, a report has said, as new whiskey distilleries prove eager to tackle the white spirits market.


Walsh Whiskey names John Kelly as commercial director 3 Oct 2017

Irish whiskey producer Walsh Whiskey has appointed John Kelly to the newly-created role of commercial director.


Pernod Ricard’s Green Spot Chateau Montelena Irish whiskey- Product Launch 2 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has created a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks.


Brown-Forman poised to turn on taps at Slane Irish whiskey distillery 11 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman is set to begin operations at its Slane Irish Whiskey distillery in the coming days.


Quintessential Brands partners with Stock Spirits for Irish whiskey venture 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 investment 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.

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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?