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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:


Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's with its Irish whiskey brand? - Comment 2 Oct 2015

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.

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Walsh Whiskey names John Kelly as commercial director 3 Oct 2017

Irish whiskey producer Walsh Whiskey has appointed John Kelly to the newly-created role of commercial director.


Pernod Ricard’s Green Spot Chateau Montelena Irish whiskey- Product Launch 2 Oct 2017

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers division has created a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks.


Brown-Forman poised to turn on taps at Slane Irish whiskey distillery 11 Sep 2017

Brown-Forman is set to begin operations at its Slane Irish Whiskey distillery in the coming days.


Quintessential Brands partners with Stock Spirits for Irish whiskey venture 17 Jul 2017

Quintessential Brands is offloading a 25% stake in its Irish whiskey business to Stock Spirits, as it looks to raise capital for its facility in Dublin.


Diageo lines up US$18m Guinness Storehouse investment 14 Jul 2017

Diageo has announced an EUR16m (US$18.26m) expansion project at its Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. 


Heineken partners with new stadium in Ireland 4 Jul 2017

Heineken has secured ‘beer partner’ status in Ireland for its namesake beer brand with a soon-to-be-opened stadium in the south of the country.


Diageo rolls out Guinness nutritional labels to Ireland 4 Jul 2017

Diageo has extended the release of its on-label nutritional information and alcohol content initiative for Guinness to include 50cl cans in Ireland.


Diageo opens Guinness-dedicated outlet at Dublin airport 15 May 2017

Diageo has opened a new Guinness concept store at Dublin international airport in partnership with duty free retailer Aer Rianta International (ARI).


Teeling Whiskey Co's Brabazon Bottling Series No 1 - Product Launch 11 May 2017

Irish whiskey distiller Teeling Whiskey Co has launched the first in a new range that pays homage to the role fortified wines play in the whiskey category.


Irish Whiskey Association hails bid to loosen distillery sales 28 Mar 2017

The trade body for Irish whiskey has welcomed proposed legislation that will allow distilleries to sell alcohol on their premises. 

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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?