The March/April issue of Drinks Industry Ireland is available now.
In this issue we feature Brian Nation, master distiller of Keeper’s Heart whiskey which is launching in Ireland this month. He talks about taking the leap from his very high-profile and coveted post with Jameson Midleton Distillery to moving to Minnesota and launching Keeper’s Heart whiskeyand the early success it has enjoyed.
The long awaited Ukrainian beer, Obolon has arrived on Irish shores thanks to Barry & Fitzwilliam and is already making an impact. Also in this issue and as part of a new series of bar profiles, we kicked things off with Quay 14 in the Morrison Dublin and spoke to Rory Rooney, deputy general manager and Simon Smyth, food and beverage operations managerMorrison Dublin about the change in customer behaviour since the pandemic and how they are making top shelf drinks more accessible to all.
Shane McLave, managing director of Excel Recruitment shares his thoughts on how best to upskill inexperienced staffin the current climate.
Elsewhere the new head of the Food & Beverage Sector for Bank of Ireland Business Banking Lucy Ryan, tells us how she plans to use her experience to bridge the gap between industry and the banking sector to identify potential opportunities for customers.
As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the brands and innovations in the market with this issue focusing on the vodka, cider and rum and mixers categories.
Our next issue will include reports on poitín, summer drinks, soft drinks and summer cocktails To include your brands please get in touch.