Ireland: Latest beverage news & analysis
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 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:
At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the guests was about why the company - which outlined heritage as an important factor when it comes to targeting new consumers - hadn't chosen to buy a moth-balled distillery with a ready-made history.
Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region:
Here, courtesy of the Irish Whiskey Association, is a map of all the distilleries - existing, new and planned - in Ireland.
Heineken has launched its Heineken Light brand into Europe for the first time.
Walsh Whiskey has confirmed that its new Irish whiskey distillery has come online and is set for an official opening ceremony later this year.
Diageo has rolled out another extension of its Guinness beer brand. The 1798 Double Extra Stout is a limited-edition batch Guinness that has been matured in oak vats for 18 months and is packaged in a 75cl corked and caged bottle.
Drinks company Quintessential Brands has acquired Dublin Whiskey Co as part of a EUR10m investment.
C&C Group is to distribute Pabst Brewing Co's (PBC) portfolio in the UK & Ireland.
Pernod Ricard has released the first single cask expression under its Redbreast Irish whiskey brand.
C&C Group is to close cider packaging and production facilities in England and Ireland, with the net loss of 180 jobs.
Ireland has moved one step closer to minimum unit pricing after health authorities approved legislation to tackle alcohol misuse.
Small Irish whiskey brands could crumble due to a lack of supply, a new report has suggested.
Diageo's Guinness beer brand is to open its experimental brewery to the public. The move reaffirms the company's move towards innovation within the brand, following the launch of the Brewers Project last September.
Does this picture, taken today, show a turning point in the history of Irish whiskey?
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