Clonakilty distillery in West Cork was officially opened, since yesterday visitors are welcome and public distillery tours are running. Not few visitors are expected at the distillery on the south coast of Ireland: one would like to lead 35,000 visitors through the 10-million-euro-distillery each year and inspire them for Irish whiskey
Powerscourt Distillery Launches Three New Whiskey Expressions
On the 7th of October the Powerscourt Distillery will proudly unveil three new Irish whiskeys under the brand name Fercullen; Fercullen Premium Blend Irish Whiskey, Fercullen 10-Year Old Single Grain Whiskey, and Fercullen 14-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey.
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskies Begin To Take Larger Share Of Category Sales
A unique Irish whiskey style known as single pot still whiskey is now accounting for a growing share of the Irish category. While single malts are made with 100% malted barley and single grains are primarily corn-and barley-based, single pot still whiskies are made with a mixed mash of malted and unmalted barley. This lends a spicier, more peppery finish to the taste.
Irish Distillers planning first new whiskey plant in decades
Irish Distillers is understood to be planning a major new distillery to cope with the increasing worldwide demand for Jameson whiskey. It's also believed that staff have been informed the new distillery will not be located in Midleton, the Cork town that has been the company's distilling epicentre since the mid-1970s.
Gin May Be the Spirit of the Moment, but Whiskey is Here for the Long Term
GIN may be the spirit of the moment but there’s little doubt that the long-term goal for many gin producers is, in fact, whiskey, which must be laid down to age before selling it — hence a roaring trade in quick-turnaround gin while they wait.portfolio at a later date.
Irish Distillers appoints new distiller at experimental site
Donnelly will be responsible for the day-to-day operations at the site and will work with master distiller Brian Nation on the development of “innovative and experimental” whiskies, which might be added to the producer’s portfolio at a later date.
Much like the Irish immigrants of old, today there seems to be a wave of new Irish whiskey expressions coming to America. The latest of these comes from The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co., said to bethe first modern Irish whiskey bonder (more on that in a moment). It is called J.J. Corry, ‘The Gael.’
Pearse Lyons, who built a $3 billion company and brought the world to Kentucky, dies.
Pearse Lyons, the Irish-born Kentucky billionaire who founded the international agribusiness and beverage giant Alltech and was the key figure in bringing the World Equestrian Games to Lexington in 2010, has died at age 73.
Irish whiskey was once on the verge of collapse. Now, it’s booming.
Legend says St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. What drove out the distillers? That’s a more complex tale. (And a truer one, since archaeological records indicate Ireland never had any snakes.)
Irish Whiskey Sales Leading To Increased Demand For Irish Barley And Malt
The continuing global growth in Irish whiskey sales means that ensuring a sustainable future supply of barley and malt is critical to the continued growth of Irish whiskey, according to the Irish Whiskey Association.
Irish whiskey ‘on target’ to reach 12m cases by 2020
Speaking at the Heritage Malting Barley Seminar in Celbridge, Co Kildare, this week, William Lavelle, head of the IWA, said the industry’s 2014 target to double Irish whiskey sales from six million cases to 12m by 2020 is “on target to being met and exceeded”.
The dawn of a new year at Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Royal Oak, Ireland, has brought the distillation of the world’s first ever Organic Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. It will be released, under the Writers’ Tears label, in several years’ time.
The Sexton has been created using liquid distilled at the Old Bushmills Distillery, which was acquired by Jose Cuervo in 2014 in exchange for giving previous owner Diageo full control of Don Julio Tequila.
The Irish Whiskey Industry And Licensing Distilleries
Irish whiskey distilleries have experienced tremendous growth in the last five years. By August 2017, the number of operational whiskey distilleries in Ireland had increased to 18 from just 4 in 2013. This demonstrates the scale of Ireland's whiskey growth and increase in demand both nationally and internationally.