This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on the new brewing and distilling course just announced by DIT, Tullamore Dew partners with MyHeritageDNA to trace your DNA blend and we get a second insight into the other side of the Irish whiskey industry with Thomas Holland of FFT.ie
So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.
Ireland’s future brewers and distillers may well arrive with academic qualifications following the launch of a new degree programme at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
The BSc course at the college’s new Grangegorman campus is aimed at helping fulfil the drinks industry’s ambitions of making Ireland a global leader in research, development and innovation, adding to its established reputation for producing.
It will give students scientific and engineering backgrounds suitable to working in both distilleries and breweries. The syllabus structure and content has been designed with the assistance of programme partners Diageo and Irish Distillers.
To celebrate the launch of ‘The Beauty of Blend’, Tullamore D.E.W, the original triple blend Irish whiskey has partnered with MyHeritage DNA, the leading destination for family history and DNA testing, to create a limited edition branded DNA kit which will allow people all over the world to uncover their own unique blend. Reviewing trends in DNA testing from around the world, Tullamore D.E.W. worked with MyHeritage DNA, to uncover that 99.7% of people have a blend of multiple ethnicities, meaning that only 0.3% of individuals sampled are of only one ethnic background.
Reviewing trends in DNA testing from around the world, Tullamore D.E.W. worked with MyHeritage DNA, to uncover that 99.7% of people have a blend of multiple ethnicities, meaning that only 0.3% of individuals sampled are of only one ethnic background.
A while back FFT published an article on the so-called Irish Whiskey renaissance. It generated a lot of debate and we hope this one will too. The first article looked at the Scottish market and tried to understand why Ireland is so far behind our Celtic cousins.
It seems clear that the success of the Scotch Whisky sector is directly related to positive consumer perception of Scotch as a high-quality product of great integrity. If everyone wants our Irish Whiskey sector to enjoy similar success, it seems vital therefore that Ireland aims for the highest levels of transparency. And this is where I, along with many I’ve spoken to, feel Ireland is going badly wrong.
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