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Behind the scenes at Quintessential Brands' The Dublin Liberties Distillery – Focus 21 Feb 2019

Yesterday, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney, closed the door on the third still at Quintessential Brands' The Dublin Liberties Distillery. Spirit for Irish whiskey, which is traditionally triple distilled, can now start to be produced at the new site. Deputy editor Lucy Britner took a tour with Darryl McNally, director of Irish whiskey and also master distiller at The Dublin Liberties.

The conscious uncoupling of Walsh Whiskey and Illva Saronno - Focus 29 Jan 2019

Like most relationships, the early days were the best for Walsh Whiskey and Illva Saronno. Back in the more innocent times of 2013, the two family-run spirits companies skipped through the shamrock, singing of their Irish whiskey joint-venture. In less than six years, however, the divorce is complete.

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.

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The Whistler Irish whiskey portfolio heads to US through Prestige Beverage Group - Irish Whiskey in the US data 12 Mar 2020

Irish whiskey producer Boann Distillery has secured US distribution for its The Whistler range with Prestige Beverage Group.

C&C Group to distribute Budweiser, Bud Light across Ireland 4 Mar 2020

C&C Group is to replace Diageo as the distributor for Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser and Bud Light brands on the island of Ireland.

Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish whiskey - Product Launch 7 Feb 2020

Beam Suntory's Kilbeggan Distilling Co has released a limited edition single pot still Irish whiskey in the US market.

Pernod Ricard offers consumers build-your-own Jameson in St Patrick's Day NFC activation 4 Feb 2020

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has launched the 2020 iteration of the annual, limited-edition St Patrick's Day bottle for its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.

Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest Irish whiskey - Product Launch 27 Jan 2020

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has added a new iteration to the Dair Ghaelach series of Midleton Irish whiskey bottlings.

Search begins for next CEO at C&C Group as Stephen Glancey steps aside 20 Jan 2020

C&C Group is on the hunt for a new CEO after Stephen Glancey announced his intention to retire.

US drives 11% increase in Irish whiskey exports - figures 13 Jan 2020

Irish whiskey exports jumped 11% in value last year as strong demand in the US continued, new figures have shown

Mark Anthony Brands agrees Glendalough Distillery takeover 13 Dec 2019

Mark Anthony Brands is to take full control of Irish whiskey and gin distillery Glendalough.

Wine sales in Ireland to hit US$1.6bn by 2023 - research 27 Nov 2019

The wine category in Ireland is expected to register a double-digit value rise in the five years to 2023, according to a recently-released report.

The Dingle Distillery’s Third Single Pot Still Irish whiskey - Product Launch 21 Nov 2019

The Dingle Distillery has added a third single pot still expression to its Irish whiskey line-up.