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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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Walsh Whiskey's Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Marsala Cask Finish - Product Launch 18 Apr 2019

Walsh Whiskey is releasing another limited edition iteration from the Copper Pot line of its Writers' Tears Irish whiskey brand.


The Coca-Cola Co cools report of Irish dairy project 1 Apr 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has played down a report in Ireland the drinks giant is weighing up a move to set up dairy processing in the country.


The Dingle Whiskey Distillery expands production for latest batch but lowers UK allocation 12 Mar 2019

Ireland's The Dingle Whiskey Distillery has released its biggest allocation yet with the launch of its fourth small batch Irish whiskey.


Diageo lines up campaign to push new Rockshore Cider in Ireland 11 Mar 2019

Diageo has planned a range of activations to support the roll out of a newly-released cider under its Rockshore brand in Ireland.


Quintessential Brands unveils US$13m Dublin whiskey distillery 20 Feb 2019

Quintessential Brands has opened a EUR10m (US$13m) distillery in Dublin as the company takes control of the production of its Irish whiskey brands.


Walsh Whiskey, Illva Saronno call time on Irish whiskey JV 25 Jan 2019

The Irish whiskey tie-up between Walsh Whiskey Distillery and Illva Saronno has collapsed, with the former reverting to brand owner status while the latter retains ownership of the JV's distillery in Ireland.


Anheuser-Busch InBev makes Bacardi connection as Maverick Drinks teams up with Teeling in the UK 4 Dec 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Maverick Drinks has been lined up as the UK distributor for Teeling, the Irish whiskey producer part-owned by Bacardi.


C&C Group ready for third-party packaging boost post-Brexit - results 26 Oct 2018

Ireland-based C&C Group could benefit from the UK's departure from the European Union by packaging and brewing third-party brands at its UK facilities, its CEO has suggested.


Diageo lines up selfie printing on pints of Guinness 24 Oct 2018

Diageo has announced a 'selfie' activation at its Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland.


Pernod Ricard backs Jameson with US$175m expansion boost 15 Oct 2018

Pernod Ricard has lined up a near-US$175m spend on its Irish whiskey production operations as the group tries to keep up with global demand for its Jameson brand.