Category: Irish Whiskey

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Jameson Collaborates with Craft Brewery on Caskmates

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After Jameson lent out whiskey barrels for craft-beer aging via its Drinking Buddies program, the company is now making use of these barrels the other way. Jameson has announced Caskmates: whiskey …

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Brown-Forman To Invest $50 Million In New Irish Whiskey Distillery

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The Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has purchased all shares of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited, and will then invest approximately $50 million to build a new …

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West Cork Distillers ‘Glory’ Irish Poitín

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M.S. Walker has released West Cork Distillers’ “Glory” Irish Poitín into the Irish Whiskey category. West Cork Distillers uses fresh, local ingredients of barley, beet sugar and Irish …

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Whiskies of the Emerald Isle

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It’s hard to believe that Irish whiskey was a declining category at one time and rarely used in cocktails besides an Irish Coffee. Irish whiskey is …

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The 2015 Growth Brands: Rising Spirits

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The spirits industry is certainly in flux, as consumers move away from vodka toward whiskies and embrace flavored spirits in new categories. The cinnamon whiskey, moonshine …

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Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

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Glendalough Irish Whiskey had announced the launch of the company’s new Double Barrel Irish Whiskey. Glendalough’s new whiskey offering is crafted in small batches from a …

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Yellow Spot

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Yellow Spot, one of Ireland’s single pot still Irish whiskies, has officially entered the U.S. market. The 12-year-old Yellow Spot is matured in a combination of …

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Border Crossing

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How hot is the whiskey category right now? The brown spirit is set to overtake vodka in terms of sales if not volume. Imported whiskies are …

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Take Your Best Shot

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Whether it’s a knot of businessmen knocking back tequila, birthday celebrators pounding Jagermeister or wandering bartenders buying rounds of Fernet Branca or Jameson for their pals, the downing of shots remains a nightly ritual.  Shots have grown up a bit, however.