He was previously Vice-Chair of the representative body responsible for promoting the interests of the Irish spirits industry and he takes over from Pat Rigney of The Shed Distillery.
Heaven Hill Ireland is a subsidiary of US-based Heaven Hill Brands, owner of Carolan’s Irish Cream liqueur and Irish Mist Honey liqueur brands since 2017. Heaven Hill Brands is recognised globally for its leading portfolio of brands including Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Lunazul, Deep Eddy and Black Velvet.
David Boyd-Armstrong, Head Distiller & Operations Director at Shortcross Gin-creator Rademon Estate Distillery, has been elected the new Vice-Chair.
Drinks Ireland|Spirits was established in 1997 and acts as a voice to national and EU policy-makers on issues such as taxation, trade and the ongoing international protection of Ireland’s Geographic Indicators. Drinks Ireland|Spirits is part of Drinks Ireland, the representative organisation for alcoholic drinks manufacturers and suppliers on the island of Ireland.