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Spirits high as Irish Spirits Industry shows vibrant growth

18/10/2017 - The Irish spirits industry is undergoing vibrant growth, with exports increasing substantially in recent years, according to a new report released today by the Irish Spirits Association. The report is the first-ever industry and market report on Irish spi

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Irish Whiskey renaissance rolls on with 22% increase in exports to the US in first half of 2017

13/09/2017 - 13 September 2017 Latest figures from the CSO which point to a 22% increase in the value of whiskey exports to the United States in the first six months of 2017 have been hailed as phenomenal by the Irish Whiskey Association. According to the CSO the valu

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2016 Irish Wine Report

05/09/2017 - The Irish Wine Association has today launched the Irish Wine Market Report 2016, calling for an alcohol excise reduction in the upcoming Budget, stating that Ireland’s penal excise rate is bad for jobs, consumers and tourism. The Irish Government increas

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Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of the Slane Distillery to the public

01/09/2017 - The Irish Whiskey Association wishes Slane Distillery the best of luck tomorrow when it opens its doors to visitors From the 2nd September onwards, visitors will be able to avail of guided tours of the state-of-the-art distillery, as well as whiskey tasti

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Ireland's gin revolution continues with creation of new gin group

30/08/2017 - #1 priority for Irish gin producers is creation of a legally-recognised standard for Irish Gin 30th August 2017: The Irish Spirits Association today hosted the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s Gin producers, to represent this remerging Irish food and drink

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Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the launch of the Pearse Lyons Distillery in historic Liberties location

25/07/2017 - Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the launch of the Pearse Lyons Distillery in historic Liberties location 25th JULY 2017 – The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the announcement that the Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James’s is set to open its d

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Almost 200 bottles of Irish Whiskey sold every minute as sales around the world skyrocket

29/06/2017 - ALMOST 200 BOTTLES OF IRISH WHISKEY SOLD EVERY MINUTE AS SALES AROUND THE WORLD SKYROCKET 29th JUNE 2017 - Demand for Irish whiskey soared by 11.2% last year cementing its position as the world’s fastest growing spirit according to new figures published

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New study finds Brexit and Alcohol Bill create huge challenges for drinks sector

23/01/2017 - NEW STUDY FINDS BREXIT AND ALCOHOL BILL CREATE HUGE CHALLENGE FOR DRINKS SECTOR INDUSTRY CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THE SECTOR SECTOR EXPORTS VALUED AT €1.4BILLON Monday, 23rd January 2017: An economic study has found that the combination of a hard B

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