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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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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – August 14- 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on Bord Boa’s response to Ireland’s whiskey & gin success, Jameson top 5 in USA whiskey market and famous owners of whiskey and spirit manufacturers. 

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

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - August 14- 2018 - Bord Bia

Drinks agency Bord Bia raises a glass to the whiskey and gin boom

Sales of Irish whiskey increased by 11 per cent to 9.3 million nine-litre cases last year, making it the fastest growing spirit globally. Since 2013 sales have grown by 39 per cent, helping Irish whiskey to double its global share to 6 per cent. While Ireland’s share of the global market remains much smaller than that of Scotch whisky, which accounted for 43 per cent of total sales last year, Scotland has recorded slower growth in recent years.

Over the five-year period, Scotch sales have fallen by 4.5 per cent and its market share has fallen from 50 per cent. In 2008, half of all whisky sales came from Scotland. It is expected that worldwide Irish whiskey sales will reach 10.2 million cases by early next year, as opposed to the end of 2021 as was envisaged years ago.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - August 14- 2018 - Jameson

Jameson at number 5 in best selling whiskeys in USA

Americans sure love their whiskey. In the past year, U.S. whiskey sales have jumped 4 per cent. Yet, a big part of the growth belongs to higher-end brands. This includes whiskies such as Bulleit bourbon, Woodford Reserve bourbon, Wild Turkey bourbon and Jameson Irish Whiskey. These four all posted double-digit sales growth in the past year.

Many of the top whiskey brands are no longer independent distillers, but rather part of larger entities. Take Bulleit, for example. Bulleit is owned by London-based Diageo Plc. Diageo owns other popular brands such as Captain Morgan rum and Johnnie Walker Scotch.

And then there’s Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp., which owns not only Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey but also Canadian Mist and Woodford Reserve. The larger spirits companies are investing money into marketing efforts that are helping to drive increased sales of their brands.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - August 14- 2018 - Famous OWners

Celebrities Who Own Their Own Wine And Liquor Brands

Celebrity product endorsements are a longtime tradition and quite lucrative for everyone involved. But in recent years, many stars have wanted to do more than just offer a sip and a smile in an advertisement, especially when alcohol is involved.

As a result, celebrities are shaking things up and getting involved in the booze business. And it’s proving to be a perfect pairing for superstars and fans alike. The brands have a built-in boost, and it gives the rest of us a taste of the A-list lifestyle. Check out the stars who are stomping grapes and handcrafting spirits that are worth a sip.

 

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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