Irish Whiskey Weekly News – Dublin Whiskey Tours – 13 July 2017
We hear every day that the our sector is booming. The following stories prove it. And we start with very exciting news of our own this week. Lets dig right into this weeks Irish Whiskey Weekly News.
Dublin Whiskey Tours and Slane Whiskey have partnered up to promote their lovely triple casked liquid to our customers. Our guests can now enjoy a dram in the Rag Trader, the last bar on the Premium Whiskey & Food Tour in Dublin city centre.
Will Lynch, UK & Ireland Brand ambassador for Slane , secured their lovely tipple to be tasted, and discussed, in the Rag Trader, one of a number of traditional bars on the tour.
Demand for our great Irish brands has risen by 11.2% in the past year, Checkout Magazine reports. Irish whiskey is the fastest growing drink in the spirits sector with Ireland, the US, France, the UK, and South Africa all leading in sales for this category.
Incredibly, it’s estimated that €1.3 billion will be spent by roughly 1.9 million people at Irish distilleries by the year 2025. Some of our favourite distilleries to visit are Walsh Whiskey distillery in Co.Carlow, Dingle distillery in Co.Kerry, Teeling distillery Co.Dublin, Bushmills distillery in Co.Antrim & Kilbeggan distillery in Co WestMeath.
Anglo-Irish aristocrat Lord Revelstoke, resident of Lambay Island, is planning to launch a whiskey venture. Records for Lambay Irish Whiskey Company were lodged in the Companies Office. The new business was set up in February.
Their liquid is expected to be produced in Cork while water will be sourced from Lambay Island.
He follows in the footsteps of Lord Henry Mountcharles and his son Alex, of Slane Castle in Co Meath, who sold their drinks business to the American drinks giant Brown-Forman.
The Irish Spirits Association is calling on the continued protection of all-Ireland GIs. William Lavelle, head of the Irish Spirits Association, met with Irish MEPs in Brussels this month to discuss amendments to the proposed EU Spirits Regulation. This legally defines spirits and controls labels and GIs for them.
“Our primary concern has been to ensure the ongoing protection of the three all-Ireland GIs for Irish whiskey, Irish cream liqueurs and Irish poitín,” said Lavelle.
When a product is legally protected by GIs, it must be produced on the island of Ireland in accordance with approved production procedures.
An Irish scientist has test driven a car powered by his new whiskey-derived fuel. Cork native Martin Tangney completed the test in Scotland this month with a Ford Focus fuelled by his whiskey residue biofuel, biobutanol! This is the first time a car has been driven with a biofuel produced from whiskey production residues, he said.
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Dublin Whiskey Tours offers 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 package to suit you – choose from our Whiskey Tasting Tour, Premium Food & Whiskey, and Deluxe Food & Whiskey.