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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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Western Herd Craft Brewery, The Chapel Gate's Dolmen Irish Whiskey Stout - Product Launch 21 Jun 2018

Ireland's Western Herd Craft Brewery has team up with whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate to release a barrel-aged stout flavoured with coffee beans and cocao.


Pernod Ricard's Jameson drives Irish whiskey domestic volume growth - figures 21 Jun 2018

Irish whiskey's domestic volumes showed good growth last year, as they increased by 6% on the corresponding 12 months prior, new figures show.


Irish white spirits on the rise as whiskey stocks run low - The Chapel Gate 5 Jun 2018

An Irish whiskey bonder has underlined comments from former Cooley Distillery owner John Teeling that the segment is running out of aged stock.


Heineken's Appleman’s cider - Product Launch 26 Apr 2018

Heineken has launched another cider in Ireland as it continues to attack the dominance of C&C Group's Bulmers brand.


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.

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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?