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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.

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


For more information, visit our website or email us at training@thewhiskeyexperts.ie

3 Unique Dublin Venues for your next event

This week our Dublin Event News looks at 3 unique Dublin Venues we think would be perfect for your upcoming holiday events.  Whether you are hosting a large corporate event or looking for an exclusive local experience, these venues add something unique to any affair.

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Smock Alley Theatre

Our first Dublin venue is also the oldest. Smock Alley Theatre was set up in 1662. It has many amazing spaces but the one we are drawn to is The Banquet Hall. It is a stunningly impressive room with an ornate plasterwork ceiling, plastered walls, exposed brickwork and stained glass windows from the theatre’s time as a church. There are wooden floors and oak tables and benches.  The space is versatile and easy to change. It is simple enough to add your own details but with such interesting features, it could easily be left as is with just some added simple touches.

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Royal Irish Academy – Members Room

Our second Dublin venue is situated on Dawson Street in the heart of Dubin. The Royal Irish Academy has been here since the 1750’s.T he front reception room is part of the original 1750s structure, with tall sash windows. During the 1798 rebellion, this room was used as a surgery. A popular room for small launches with podium and sound, it can accommodate up to 60 people for a reception or 30 people lecture style or up to 20 people boardroom style. The Members Room can link to The Council Room when the doors between are opened, in this room are the books of the 19th-century poet Thomas Moore. This room can hold up to 20 people boardroom style and is often used for launches/receptions.

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Huckletree Dublin

Our third Dublin venue is the newest to Dublin. The Huckletree space is the perfect setting to share your brand’s story with the world. The Snug comes fully equipped with the latest technologies including stage lighting, HDMI & wireless presentation system and surround sound. The Snug can accommodate up to 70 seated guests for presentations, panel discussions, tech demos and more.

 

Thanks again for reading our Dublin Event News

Andrew

 

 

 

The Whiskey Experts  – Dublin Event News © 2018


For more information, visit our website or email us at events@thewhiskeyexperts.ie

Irish Whiskey News – November 14- 2018

This week we feature articles on dingle Distillery releases Gin Christmas gifts and Cooley Distillery So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey news.

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Dingle Distillery launches Gin bauble for Christmas

Dingle Distillery has worked with Scottish giftware company Angels’ Share Glass to produce the bespoke decorations. Just 3,000 of the hand-blown baubles have been produced, each filled with 50ml of award-winning Dingle Gin. “I think they will go down fantastically well with the Irish market,” said Dingle Distillery Director Elliot Hughes. “Irish people are drinking gin, like in a lot of European countries, more than ever and are drinking premium spirits like never before. “I think people will really enjoy the gin bauble whether it’s received as a gift or bought for themselves!”

Staff from Stirling-based Angels’ Share Glass have spent the past few months creating 3,000 of the clear baubles and hand-filling them with Dingle Gin. The firm’s Managing Director, Karen Somerville, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the first Irish gin-filled Christmas baubles to launch in Ireland – the order is a great boost to the firm and means a lot to us as we have family connections with the country.” The firm has also produced a set of four baubles, each filled with a different Scottish whiskey, and a Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar containing 25 miniature 50ml bottles. Dingle Distillery, based in Dingle, Co. Kerry is Ireland’s first purpose-built distillery in more than 100 years. It was established in 2012 in a converted sawmill and initially produced whiskey before going on to create vodka and Dingle Original Gin.

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Whiskey maker Cooley Distillery rolls out the barrel for profits galore

Cooley Distillery, an Irish whiskey maker owned by spirits giant Beam Suntory, made a €13.4m pre-tax profit last year as turnover rose by almost 50%. The distillery had a turnover of €38.9m last year, of which more than a third was from Ireland. Profits were up sharply from €7.6m in 2016.

The business includes the Cooley Distillery in Dundalk and the Kilbeggan Distillery in Westmeath, visited by pop group the Script. Its brands include Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell and Connemara Single Malt. The group was bought from John Teeling in 2012 for €73m. Teeling has since set up the Great Northern Distillery in Co Louth, while his sons Jack and Stephen founded the Teeling Distillery in Dublin. Cooley valued its stocks at €31m last year.

 

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Andrew

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