Sales of premium-and-above Irish whiskeys grew 20% here last year according to IWSR figures. As more new distillery start-ups begin to reach their three-years-and-one-day maturities, is the pressure on third-party stocks of Irish whiskey beginning to ease and what is now available in the Irish whiskey market? We take a look at the Irish whiskey market.
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has been to the fore in highlighting the significance of the hospitality industry to the national economy and its vulnerability to a no-deal Brexit. To get the latest on how things stand for the industry, now seemingly under threat from numerous sources, Pat Nolan spoke to DIGI Director Rosemary Garth.
No longer the preserve of Auntie Ethel on Christmas night, liqueurs have broadened their appeal as an integral part of the trending cocktail culture. But they were never the shrinking violets of the spirits world anyway. Liqueurs are the fourth-largest selling spirit after vodka, whisky and gin here. Our Industry Report looks at the revival of the liqueur market.