Irish Whiskey

Flooding Threatens Irish And Scottish Distilleries

By Richard Thomas Storm Frank beat down on Ireland and Scotland over the weekend, causing widespread flooding. Today’s reports indicate substantial property damage and thousands without power, and in Scotland there has been one death. Flood warnings are still current in Scotland, even as the storm abates. For the Irish and Scottish whiskey industries, the flood means clean-up and repair ...

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Writer’s Tears Now Available In U.S.

US importer Palm Bay International and family-owned Walsh Whiskey Distillery have introduced Writer’s Tears Irish Whiskey to the American market. Writers Tears is named for the esteemed Irish writers and playwrights of the 19th century who sought inspiration and comfort in their local watering holes. The whiskey is produced using the same methods as original 19th Century Irish distillers, a ...

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Bushmills To Get £30m Expansion

By Richard Thomas Last year saw Jose Cuervo pick up Bushmills in a tequila-for-whiskey swap with British drinks giant Diageo, and now the Mexican tequila-makers are building on the acquisition with a £30m investment. Cuervo filed a planning application late last week for an expansion of the distillery, located in Northern Ireland’s County Antrim. The £30m project will double the ...

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Ireland’s Waterford Distillery Makes First Operational Run

By Richard Thomas Waterford Distillery made a major step towards becoming fully operational by making its first still run yesterday. This milestone was reached in record time, less than a year after Mark Reynier, formerly of Bruichladdich, after acquiring a briefly shuttered Guinness brewery from Diageo. Reynier brought many of his investors from the revival of Bruichladdich and his experience ...

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