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Is there something wrong with C&C Group? - comment 5 Jun 2020

Forgive my patronising tone, but I'm worried about you. I'm talking to C&C Group, who despite posting a lift in full-year sales earlier this week, looks precariously-placed to weather the current - and future - choppy waters. And, as companies everywhere work to line up their ducks in a row to survive the coronavirus pandemic and its wider impact, I'm worried that some of your ducks may be dying - or dead.


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?

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Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Black Irish whiskey - Product Launch 4 May 2021

Beam Suntory's Kilbeggan Distilling Co has released a new premium expression.


Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two, 46-year-old Irish whiskey - Product Launch 30 Apr 2021

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division is poised to release the second in the 'Very Rare Silent Distillery' series of ultra-high-end expressions from its Midleton Irish whiskey brand.


Pernod Ricard unveils first Jameson Global Travel Retail store 9 Apr 2021

Pernod Ricard has opened the first airport outlet dedicated to its Jameson Irish whiskey brand as the group continues to ready for the reopening of the Global Travel Retail channel.


Diageo prepares for change at the top in Ireland as Oliver Loomes steps down 31 Mar 2021

Oliver Loomes is set to call time on his 22-year career with Diageo, with the group appointing the current MD of Mars Petcare's Australia & New Zealand business as his replacement.


Pernod Ricard's Method and Madness Mulberry Wood Irish whiskey - Product Launch 25 Mar 2021

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has added a further expression to its Method and Madness Irish whiskey portfolio.


Pernod Ricard's Redbreast 10-Year-Old Irish whiskey - Product Launch - Global Irish whiskey volumes data 11 Mar 2021

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has unveiled a ten-year-old expression of Irish whiskey brand Redbreast.


The Chapel Gate secures new US distributor, importer for JJ Corry Irish whiskey 1 Mar 2021

Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate has switched US distributor and importer, signing a deal with Trinity Beverage Group.


The Coca Cola Co unveils new look Zero Sugar for Europe - video 22 Feb 2021

The Coca-Cola Co is lining up the launch of updated packaging for Coke Zero Sugar in Europe.


Pernod Ricard's Midleton Very Rare 2021 Irish whiskey - Product Launch 19 Feb 2021

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has unveiled this year's iteration, the 38th, in the Very Rare series from Irish whiskey brand Midleton.


West Cork Distillers' Stout Cask Finish Irish whiskey - Product Launch 4 Feb 2021

West Cork Distillers Stout Cask Finish Irish whiskey