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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Ireland

Rugby star invests in Irish craft distillers

Former Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll has invested in Glendalough Distillery, taking a stake in the fledgling Irish spirits company.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Guinness targets US with blonde lager

Guinness will attempt to capture the hearts of US beer drinkers by releasing a blonde American lager this year.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Spoons shuns Diageo in Irish venture

JD Wetherspoon will not stock any Diageo-distributed products “for the long- term” in its new pub ventures in Ireland unless it can haggle lower prices from the brewer.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol ‘embedded’ in Ireland’s identity

Ireland has a “complex” relationship with alcohol, which has become embedded in its national identity, a government-backed report has concluded.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Irish whiskey tax ‘more than bottle in US’

Ireland is reputedly one of the most expensive places to buy Irish whiskey, with the tax there claimed to be more than the total cost of a bottle in the U.S.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 No Comments »

IRA’s illegal vodka racket infiltrated

An illegal vodka operation run by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has finally been infiltrated by Customs officers after two decades.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Over 18s invited to ‘get drunk’ for TV show

A new TV show which invites people to “get drunk” on camera in an attempt to “explore, explain and illustrate” the effects of alcohol is to launch in Ireland.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

US brewer eyes up £1.7m Belfast brewpub

California-based Karl Strauss Brewing Company is considering investing £1.7m and opening a new brewpub in Belfast.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Teeling releases ‘world’s oldest’ Irish whiskey

Teeling has released two expressions from its Vintage Reserve collection including a 30-year-old which it claims is the world’s oldest single malt Irish whiskey.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 No Comments »

Quintessential buys First Ireland Spirits

International drinks group Quintessential Brands has bought First Ireland Spirits Company, which claims to be Ireland’s biggest independent producer of cream liqueurs and Irish county creams.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 3 Comments »

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