Gin and premium Irish whiskey are the fastest growing spirits in Ireland

6th September, 2018 by Edith Hancock

Gin and premium Irish whiskey are the fastest-growing spirits in Ireland, according to new figures.

Premium irish whiskey is one of the “fastest-growing spirits categories in the world”, according to ID’s CEO. (Photo: Edith Hancock)

Gin sales rose by 47.2% in 2017, making it the fastest-growing category amongst Irish consumers, but premium Irish whiskey followed closely with a boost of 40%, according to the latest results from the Irish Spirit Association, signalling a shift back towards darker spirits.

The Irish whiskey as a whole grew by 5%, according to the ISA.

Patricia Callan, director of alcohol beverage federation of Ireland (ABFI) said: “This report showcases the dynamism within the Irish spirits sector, the sector is offering Irish consumer an extensive choice of high quality….

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