Jameson Barrelback promotion: decision upheld

A recent complaint about Pernod Ricard UK’s Jameson Irish whiskey Barrelback on-trade promotion was upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel. 

IWA responds to claims Irish whiskey laws favour Pernod

The Irish Whiskey Association has responded to claims that its Geographical Indication and Technical File is in danger of dumbing down’ the category.

Quintessential opens Dublin Liberties distillery

Quintessential Brands has opened its €10m whiskey distillery and visitor experience in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties district (February 20).

Jameson launches Bow Street 18YO batch two

Irish Distillers has unveiled the second batch of its Jameson Bow Street 18 year old Irish whiskey.

Wild Geese founder calls for Irish whiskey diversity

Wild Geese Irish Whiskey founder André Levy believes that the Irish whiskey category needs to be diversified following the Pernod Ricard FY18 results.

Bushmills’ executive chairman David Gosnell gets an OBE

David Gosnell, the executive chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, has been awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List. 

Brands Report: Irish Whiskey

The growing Irish Whiskey category gets its first page to itself this year. Hamish Smith explains why

William Grant & Sons further invests in Tullamore Dew

William Grant & Sons has made a significant investment in its Irish whiskey brand, Tullamore Dew.

The House of Camus launches an Irish whiskey

Cognac producer Camus has unveiled a project to make an Irish whiskey, using old cognac barrels with ex-bourbon casks blended and aged on an Irish island.

Quintessential raises €28m for Dublin distillery

Quintessential Brands has announced a €18.3m investment by Stock Spirits in its Dublin Liberties Distillery Company.

Teeling appoints Bacardi as US importer

The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced that from September 1, Teeling whiskey will now be imported into the US through Bacardi.

Comment: Diageo re-enters Irish whiskey sector

Diageo’s announcement that it is re-entering the booming Irish whiskey sector with a brand new brand, Roe & Co, caught most of us by surprise.

Diageo re-enters Irish whiskey

Diageo has announced that it is to launch a new premium Irish whiskey, to be called Roe & Co.

Montenegro takes Cuervo brands to Italy

Gruppo Montenegro, the owner of Amaro Montenegro and Vecchia Romagna brandy, has finalised exclusive distribution agreements in the Italian market for Jose Cuervo, the world’s number-one tequila, Bushmills, Irish whiskey, The Kraken Black Spiced rum and Boodles British gin.

Pernod announces sale of Paddy to Sazerac

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers have announced the signing and completion of the sale of Paddy Irish whiskey, the fourth largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, to Sazerac. 

Red Breast Single Cask

Irish Distillers has unveiled a new expression for its Red Breast single pot still Irish whiskey.

Tullamore DEW opens its Ultimate Distillery Experience

Tullamore DEW, the Irish whiskey owned by William Grant & Sons, has open the doors of its distillery to the public with the launch of its Ultimate Distillery Experience.

Brands 'face demise' due to lack of mature Irish whiskey

Smaller Irish whiskey brands may face demise due to a lack of supply of mature whiskey, according to a recent report. 

Walsh Whiskey welcomes new stills

Following the news yesterday that Brown-Forman has broken ground in its US$50m Irish whiskey distillery in Slane, Walsh Whiskey announces that it has taken delivery of three copper pot and column stills, bringing it a step closer to January’s formal commissioning of its new €25m distillery.

Brown-Forman's new whiskey to rival top Irish brands

Brown-Forman yesterday welcomed guests to the site of its new $50m Irish whisky operation, Slane Distillery, which it hopes could create a brand to challenge the top brands of the category.

How would you define ‘Irish whiskey’?

It’s not as stupid a question as it might first seem. It’s a spirit made from grain, yeast and water in the country of Ireland, right?

New Irish whiskey producer

Rademon Estate, makers of Shortcross Gin, has announced that it has begun production of a new Irish malt whiskey

Brown-Forman to build $50m Irish whiskey distillery

The Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has purchased all shares of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited and is to build a new $50 million distillery there.

Irish whiskey to double exports by 2020

Irish minister for agriculture, food and marine Simon Coveney will launch the Irish Whiskey Association’s ‘Vision for Irish Whiskey’ at an event this evening (May 12) in the Old Jameson Distillery, in Dublin.

Cuervo owner raises credit to buy Bushmills

JB y Cia SA, the family-owned owner of Jose Cuervo tequila, plans to sell bonds to help pay for the acquisition of Northern Irish whiskey producer Bushmills, according to reports.

Bottle Your Own Jameson

Drinks International's editor Christian Davis on Jameson's bottle your own initiative.

Irish Whiskey Academy opens to the general public

Irish Distillers is opening the doors to its Irish Whiskey Academy to the general public with in-depth courses available to spirits enthusiasts from December this year.

Jameson fit for purpose says Lundberg

Jameson is in a very good period right now. The momentum is there and there is room to go up, according to Jameson International brand director, Dan Lundberg.

Tullamore Dew: still life

William Grant & Sons has announced that four hand crafted copper stills have been delivered to its Tullamore Dew site in County Offaly, in the Irish midlands approximately 100km west of Dublin.

Bushmills Live showcases The 1975

Bushmills Live, the music festival which is held at the Northern Ireland distillery on June 11 and 12, has secured The 1975 band as headliners.

Teelings details its plans to distil in Dublin

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has announced its plans for a new whiskey distillery to be located in Dublin’s Newmarket Square in The Liberties, Dublin 8.

Irish Whiskey: Distilling Gem

Irish Whiskey is booming every which way. Everyone appears to be up for it, including Christian Davis who went to the Midleton Housewarming in the Emerald Isle

Diageo and IWC secure Dundalk for distilling

Diageo and the Irish Whiskey Company (IWC) have announced that they have entered into an agreement in principal concerning the future ownership of the Great Northern Brewery site, Dundalk. 

Irish Distillers release 2013 edition of Midleton Very Rare

Irish Distillers has launched the latest release of its flagship blended whiskey, Midleton Very Rare.

Irish Distillers announces Crockett retirement

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced the retirement of Jameson Irish Whiskey master distiller Barry Crockett.

Beam acquires Irish whiskey brand

Beam has acquired Irish whiskey brand 2 Gingers for an undisclosed sum.

Jameson reaches 4m case sales

Jameson Irish whiskey sales reached four million 9-litre cases globally in the 12 months leading up to Q1 of FY2012-2013 (sometime during July-September 2012).

Tullamore Dew comes into its own

William Grant is doing a job on Tullamore Dew, the Irish whiskey brand it bought a couple of years ago from C&C, owners of the Magners cider brand.

Irish whiskey

With Irish whiskey proving a global smash, Hamish Smith looks into the growth plans of the big four players

Bushmills Live

Saw Snow Patrol last night at the Bushmills distillery on the far north coast of Northern Ireland. There was a delightfully intimate atmosphere in the 'Cooperage' (no coopers present thankfully) with plenty of loyal fans mouthing the lyrics as the band went thru its paces.

Pernod rolls out Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to US

Pernod Ricard will release Irish whiskey Redbreast 12 Cask Strength to the US in February, following the expression’s September launch to Ireland, Germany and France.

Jameson on course to hit 1.4m cases in the US

Pernod Ricard's new intenational brand development director says that it's number one Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, is on course to meet it's forecast of hitting 1.4 million cases in the US  within the next year.

Irish Distillers launches new single pot still whiskeys

Irish Distillers, the Irish whiskey arm of Pernod Ricard, unveiled two new single pot still Irish whiskeys today (May 5).

South Africa/Ireland: Jameson launches new expression

Irish whiskey Jameson has launched a new expression in South Africa. Jameson Select Reserve is made from a blend of small batch grain whiskey, not found in any other Jameson expression, and single Irish pot still whiskey.

Irish whiskey 'recession proof'

US popularity and universal appeal have kept the Irish whiskey market buoyant, according to business analyst Datamonitor.