This week our Irish Whiskey Weekly News features articles on Bushmills new release in Belfast, the Irish Whiskey Association keep mentoring programme running and get your own personalised bottle of Powers in Mulligans Whiskey Shop.
So let’s see what’s been happening this week in our Irish whiskey weekly news.
The latest offering from Bushmills Irish Whiskey has been launched in Belfast.Bushmills Red Bush was introduced at a tasting event in The Harp Bar followed by an afterparty at The Thirsty Goat.
The highly-anticipated release is the first new expression from The Old Bushmills Distillery for the domestic market in nearly five years.The new release is a testament to the increasing popularity of the Irish whiskey category with global sales increasing by 54% in the past five years, according to the report issued by the Irish Spirits Association in October 2017.
Staff from 15 Irish whiskey distilleries took part in the mentoring event at the Midleton Distillery, where globally recognised brands from the world of Irish whiskey offered support and guidance to new brands entering the industry.
William Lavelle, head of the Irish Whiskey Association, said: “Ireland’s whiskey renaissance has seen the number of operational distilleries increase from four to 18 in just four years. Increased competition is very welcome and is helping drive growth and it’s great to see that the competition in our industry is being matched by an amazing sense of solidarity.” Participants could attend practical demonstrations with established Irish whiskey leaders, which offered an insight into the techniques required to create quality Irish whiskey.
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Dublin Whiskey Tours
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Dublin Whiskey Tours offer you the perfect introduction to Irish whiskey in the heart of Dublin city. You will get to sample five great tipples while relaxing in some of the best bars the city has to offer. We offer a tour to suit every budget – choose from our Whiskey Tasting Tour, Premium Food & Whiskey, or our Deluxe Food & Whiskey. We can also organise whiskey events or parties for any size business – check our Corporate page for details.