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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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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.


Walsh Whiskey makes most of Scorsese link with new The Irishman campaign - video 3 Oct 2019

Walsh Whiskey has embraced guerilla marketing with the launch of a "mini-series" that ties the distiller's The Irishman brand with a new Martin Scorsese movie of the same name.


Walsh Whiskey’s Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish Irish whiskey - Product Launch 6 Sep 2019

Ahead of this month’s Rugby World Cup tournament in Japan, Walsh Whiskey has released a limited edition Irish whiskey under its Writers’ Tears brand, containing whiskey finished in a Japanese cask.


Irish whiskey awarded GI protection in India 2 Sep 2019

The Irish whiskey category has secured the protection of its Geographical Indication (GI) status in India.


Pernod Ricard’s Jameson Caskmates Fourpure Edition - Product Launch 30 Aug 2019

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has partnered with the UK’s Fourpure Brewing Co to create a UK-only expression of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand.


Sliabh Liag Distillers set for distillery move after new site approved 28 Aug 2019

Ireland's Sliabh Liag Distillers is to move production to a new facility after getting the green light to commence construction.


Walsh Whiskey’s The Irishman Vintage Cask 11th Edition - Product Launch 23 Aug 2019

Walsh Whiskey has lined up the 11th release of Irish whiskey brand The Irishman’s annual Vintage Cask series.