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Here you can find out whats been going on in the Irish whiskey industry and see what we have been getting up to as The Whiskey Experts. If you want to know any more – please get in touch.

NEWS

Here you can find all the whiskey news that is coming out of Ireland. We will tell you whats been going on in the Irish whiskey industry and see what we have been getting up to as The Whiskey Experts. If you want to know any more information about our weekly whiskey news – please get in touch.

Irish Whiskey News – December 6 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on Jameson’s Distillery winning Global Tour Experience Award and what effect is Brexit going to have on the drinks industry in Ireland.

 

So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.

 

Irish Whiskey News - December 6 - 2018 - Jameson

Jameson distillery takes home global award for tour experience

The €11m refurbishment of Jameson Bow St. has resonated with guests on the global stage as it has just been named the world’s leading distillery tour. Sharing the finalist list with well-known brands including Macallan, Hennessy, Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo, the Dublin-based experience was given the accolade at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in Lisbon at the weekend.The old Jameson distillery re-opened its doors in March 2017 after several months of significant renovation, in addition to a shake-up of the different tour options on offer.

The distillery first opened in 1780. It reached its peak during the 1870s and 1880s when it employed more than 300 people and produced one million gallons of whiskey each year. Three tours now on offer at the new site tailor to the desires of those who walk through the distillery doors; The Bow St Experience, The Whiskey Makers and The Whiskey Shakers.

 

 

Irish Whiskey News - December 6 - 2018 - brexit

Value of Cross Border Drinks Trade Highlighted

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine on December 4th, highlighting the value of cross border sector trail. According to the ABFI, the aggregate value of trade in drinks products between the UK and Ireland in 2017 was €364m, with over 23,000 truck movements by the drinks industry taking place across the Irish border annually.

ABFI told the Committee that the Irish drinks industry operates on an integrated all-island basis with seamless cross border supply chains, and three cross border Geographic Indications (GIs): Irish whiskey, Irish cream liqueur and poitín. It noted that €1.6bn worth of drinks products were exported from the island of Ireland in 2017, with €1.2bn coming from the Republic of Ireland. The aggregate value of trade in drinks products between the UK and Ireland in 2017 was €364m, one third of which, or €121m, was the aggregate value of north-south trade. Meanwhile, over 130m glass bottles are imported into this state from the UK every year.

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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Special Dublin Christmas venues

This week our Dublin Event News looks at 2 special Dublin christmas venues.  These venus will warm even the coldest of christmas celebrations.

Teeling Distillery

Teeling Whiskey will be doing a “shared party” on the 21st December this year, with a cocktail reception accompanied by some festive piano music and a tour of the distillery before finishing in First Floor Bang Bang Bar, where renowned local DJ Nialler9 will be performing.

Special Christmas whiskey venues - Teelings

Special Christmas whiskey venues - Teelings2

 

Irish Whiskey Museum

Want to add a little something extra to your Christmas party dinner? Why not visit The Irish Whiskey Museum for a tasty three-course meal and learn more about this wonderful liquid gold. Go all out and take the museum’s tour, where you will learn the history whiskey, as well as enjoying a tasting in the venues stylish tasting bar. Make your way to the museum’s Victorian bar, overlooking Trinity College and sip your favourite blend in your very own private pub.

Special Christmas whiskey venues - Irish Whiskey Museum 2

Special Christmas whiskey venues - Irish Whiskey Museum

 

 

Thanks again for reading our Dublin Event News

Andrew

 

 

 

The Whiskey Experts  – Dublin Event News © 2018


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Whiskey Training News – Learning through experience

Whiskey Training News – Learning through experience

Irish whiskey is a vast subject to learn with an ever-evolving list of brands coming to market with even more esoteric cask finishes. Where do you start to learn about the history, culture and science of Irish whiskey?

This is the challenge we set ourselves at the start of 2018 as we set about organising Irelands best whiskey training course. We wanted to train bar/hotel and distillery staff with the knowledge they would need to know in order to better engage their customers.

We wanted the course to be hands-on and experiential. Whiskey is to be enjoyed and savoured and no amount of reading or youtube videos is going to change that.

That is why on either our basic or advanced training courses we bring our students on tasting experiences, either using one of our bespoke venues or to a working distillery to see how its made.

Thanks again for reading our Whiskey Training News

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts  – Whiskey Training News © 2018


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