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Irish Whiskey News – November 21 – 2018

Irish Whiskey News – November 21 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey News features articles on the industrys fight to keep up with demand and the rise of Tullamore Dew sales.

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

Whiskey connoisseurs call the shots at Dublin Castle

It is hard to keep up with all the new whiskey brands and new releases by established distillers. A walk around specialist suppliers such as the Celtic Whiskey Shop or L Mulligan in Dublin, or the shops at the airport, can leave your head spinning.

It’s not practical to buy a bottle of everything, of course, but you could visit a good whiskey bar with a couple of friends and sip your way through a few. Perhaps the best option, though, is to attend the Whiskey Live tasting event at Dublin Castle next weekend.

Not every distillery will be attending the show, but there will be more than you can possibly visit, so do plan ahead. My own plan is to focus solely on trying new whiskies. Foremost among them will be Red Spot 15-year-old Pot Still, re-released this week by Mitchell & Son and priced at €115.

Irish whiskey distillery Waterford hires terroir agronomist

As part of her role, O’Reilly will help to oversee and manage the distillery’s relationships with its barley growers. In addition, she will continue the company’s research into flavour differences observed in whiskies produced from barley grown in different regions, using data obtained from 71 different farms. O’Reilly began her career at Minch Malt (part of Boortmalt maltsters) before joining agricultural specialists Glanbia.

Waterford Distillery CEO Mark Reynier commented: “Terroir, provenance and traceability may be trendy buzzwords frequently bandied about by marketing men, but to us they actually mean something. “Heretical as it may seem, we can show that a whisky’s flavour can indeed be influenced by where its barley is grown.

“While large distillers understandably are reluctant to accept this inconvenience, we find it both compelling and intriguing. Grace’s appointment is a kind of ‘putting money where our mouth is’ thing.”

O’Reilly added: “From the beginning, I really enjoyed collaborating with the team at Waterford Distillery and I’m thrilled to be joining at this exciting stage.

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey News.

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

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Irish Whiskey Weekly News – October 17 – 2018

This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on the upcoming Whiskey Live 2018 at the Printworks in Dublin Castle and the expansion of Irish Distillers operation in Cork.

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

 

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - October 17 - 2018 - Whiskey Live

Dublin Whiskey LIVE shift from foreign to local industry

Much of this is down to Ally Alpine and the team at the Celtic Whiskey Shop, on Dublin’s Dawson Street, which took over the hosting of the event a few years go and has been fundamental in bridging the gap between producers and consumers, by organising tasting nights and educational talks and tours.

The country’s biggest producer, Irish Distillers Limited (IDL), has a big presence with its premium brands Midleton Very Rare and Redbreast on show, as well as its experimental line Method and Madness. Mitchell & Sons wine merchants will have the complete Midleton distillery ‘Spot’ range including the yet to be released 15-year-old Red Spot. Heavy-hitters Bushmills will be tasting its entire core range, including the superb 21-year-old. Teeling will be unveiling its highly anticipated single pot still bottling — one of which sold for €11,200, a record for a new distillery.

 

Irish Whiskey Weekly News - October 17 - 2018 - Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers to invest €150 million in upgrades

The majority of the money (€130 million) will be spent on the company’s distillery in Midleton and maturation site in Dungourney – both in County Cork. Among the upgrades and installations taking place at Dungourney will be the addition of eight new maturation warehouses, each with a 16,800 cask capacity, meaning that Irish Distillers will be able to store an additional 134,400 casks. It will also be installing additional distilling equipment at Midleton in order to expand its production capacity.

This includes an additional German-made mechanical vapour recompression evaporator, a third mash filter and new fermenters. The construction of a new office building at the distillery is also due to be completed in July 2019. The distilling giant said the investment was prompted by the strong performance of its Jameson whisky brand, which is now in double or triple-digit growth in over 80 markets, according to the producer.

The remaining €20 million will be spent on the development of its Fox and Geese bottling plant in Dublin. Here Irish Distillers will extend the main bottling hall as well as expand its storage warehouses, laboratory and office space while also carrying out upgrades to existing equipment.

 

 

Thanks again for reading our Irish Whiskey Weekly News.

 

 

Andrew

The Whiskey Experts

 

 

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