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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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Sazerac Co takes Southern Comfort Black to Ireland 11 Apr 2018

Sazerac Co has rolled out its premium Southern Comfort expression to the Irish market.


Sazerac brings Paddy Irish whiskey distribution in-house in Ireland 6 Apr 2018

US-headquartered Sazerac is to switch the distribution of its Irish whiskey brand to its own subsidiary in the Irish market.


Heineken ramps up pressure on C&C Group in Ireland with cider launch 27 Mar 2018

Heineken has confirmed it is to launch a new cider in Ireland as it continues to spar with the country's category leader, C&C Group's Bulmers.


Pernod Ricard confirms death at Jameson's Midleton distillery 12 Mar 2018

An employee has died after an accident at Pernod Ricard's Irish whiskey distillery in Midleton, Co Cork.


Porterhouse Brewing Co unveils US$7.4m Dublin brewery 22 Feb 2018

Irish brewer Porterhouse Brewing Co has opened a EUR6m (US$7.4m) brewery in Dublin as it looks to meet demand from Europe.


Campari Group not keen on Irish whiskey - CEO 8 Feb 2018

Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz has played down the attraction of Irish whiskey, claiming the sector is awash with new entrants while offering poor growth prospects outside of its two biggest brands.


Sazerac Co's Hi-Spirits to handle Fratelli Branca Distillerie brands in Ireland 5 Feb 2018

Sazerac Co's Hi-Spirits Ireland unit will distribute a range of Fratelli Branca Distillerie's products in the country, including the Italian digestif Fernet-Branca. 


Irish gin on course for strong 2018 as exports accelerate 29 Jan 2018

Irish gin is expected to make further global inroads this year after exports more than trebled in 2017, according to a new report.


Walsh Whiskey takes first steps in organic Irish whiskey launch - video 24 Jan 2018

Walsh Whiskey has distilled what it claims will be the first organic pot still Irish whiskey.


Diageo's Guinness Open Gate Pure Brew non-alcoholic lager - Product Launch 24 Jan 2018

Diageo has released a non-alcoholic lager under its Guinness brand.

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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?