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Friday 27 November 2015


Bushmills sale ‘hurt’, says Diageo NI boss

The boss of drinks giant Diageo’s Northern Ireland arm has said that the sale of the Bushmills Irish whiskey brand last year was beyond his control.

Monday, October 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

Rare Champagne to lead Wally’s sale

Wally’s has announced the line-up for its forthcoming Champagne-dominated auction in New York, which will also include a rare 1966 Dom Pérignon.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

Dewar’s whisky embraces virtual reality

Dewar’s is using virtual reality to bring the whisky-making process to life as part of a campaign to mark the launch of its Scratched Cask expression.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Christie’s shines a light on pre-Prohibition rye

A rare collection of pre-Prohibition rye from Old Overholt distillery is to go under the hammer at Christie’s in New York later this month.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Brown-Forman ‘aims to sell’ Southern Comfort

US spirits maker Brown-Forman, which produces brands like Jack Daniel’s whiskey, is looking to sell its Southern Comfort and Chambord labels, according to reports.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Queen’s whisky raises $50k for US hospital

A bottle of 1980 Bowmore Single Malt Whisky, donated by the Queen from her private collection, has raised $50,000 at a charity auction in the US.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Midleton opens whiskey ‘innovation hub’

Irish Distillers has opened a microdistillery and placed Ireland’s “only female distiller” at its helm, putting “craft and innovation” at the forefront of its production.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo and SABMiller ‘should merge’

Diageo and SABMiller could boost their profits by nearly a fifth and see off a much-feared AB InBev takeover if they choose to merge, analysts say.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

NI distillery begins whiskey production

Rademon Estate Distillery, which claims to be Northern Ireland’s first and only craft spirits producer, has announced plans to develop a new Irish whiskey.

Monday, September 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Absolut write-down hits Pernod profits

Pernod Ricard saw sales rise by 8% to almost €8.56 billion in the year to the end of June, but a €404 million write down of its Absolut vodka brand caused net profits to fall by 15%.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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