Over 1 million visitors expected at whiskey distillery visitor centres

January 14, 2019 Charlie Taylor, The Irish Times Number of visitor centres expected to rise to 21 with eight more opening in 2019 The number of visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries is expected to surpass 1 million this year. The forecast comes as whiskey distilleries continue to be one of the fastest-growing tourist attractions locally. A total of 923,000 people visited Irish distilleries last...

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO THE ORANGE DUFFLE BAG INITIATIVE AND FOSTER ADVENTURE

January 2019 – In our 59th year, Sky Ranch Foundation℠ continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to resultantly award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two worthy organizations. Atlanta, GA-based ‘The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative’ (theodbi.org) was co-founded by someone who himself was an at-risk youth, Sam Bracken. A mobster stepfather, a...

The boss of Diageo’s local whiskey says Ireland’s luxury range is ‘underdeveloped’

BY KILLIAN WOODS, FORA.IE The drinks giant wants its new Roe & Co brand to take the lead in the super premium category. ALTHOUGH IRELAND IS awash with whiskey, one of the biggest alcohol producers in the country thinks the market’s ‘super premium’ and ‘luxury’ categories are “underdeveloped”. Sitting ahead of value, premium and high-end premium – terms used by the Distilled Spirits Council...

New Reviews for December 19, 2018

Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX December 19, 2018. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.) We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share....

Concern over numerous incidences of Canadian-produced liqueurs being passed-off as ‘Irish cream’

Ciaran Moran – Independent.ie Producers of Irish cream liqueur have raised concerns over the protection over what they call incidences of Canadian-produced liqueurs being passed-off as ‘Irish cream’. New figures show that exports of Irish cream liqueur rose in 2018, while sales in the Irish market also increased, according to Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI). Globally, 7.5m cases (90m bottles) of Irish cream...
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