Press releases - archive

Irish Whiskey Association launches landmark new Irish whiskey mentoring programme

20/10/2016

Irish Whiskey Association launches landmark new Irish whiskey mentoring programme Industry leaders including Irish Distillers and Bushmills to support and guide new entrants into the Irish whiskey category 20th October 2016: The Irish Whiskey Association ...

The Irish Ambassador to the United States and Irish Whiskey Association launch 'Protect Irish Whiskey' campaign

18/10/2016

THE IRISH AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION LAUNCH ‘PROTECT IRISH WHISKEY’ CAMPAIGN October 2016 – The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Anne Anderson, joined the Irish Whiskey Association at the Irish Em ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of Boann Distillery

02/09/2016

IRISH WHISKEY RENNAISANCE TAKES A FIRM HOLD IN DROGHEDA IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCATION WELCOMES OPENING OF BOANN DISTILLERY DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH PROSPECTS IN IRISH WHISKEY SECTOR GLOBAL MARKET SHARE TO GROW BY 300% BY 2030 2nd September 2015 - The Irish Whiske ...

Irish Whiskey Association toasts continues growth of US exports

29/06/2016

IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION TOASTS CONTINUED GROWTH OF US EXPORTS NEW IWSR REPORT SHOWS IRISH WHISKEY EXPORTS UP 19% Wednesday the 29th June - The Irish Whiskey Association has today welcomed a new report published by International Wine and Spirits Resea ...

Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Opening of Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Co Carlow

22/06/2016

THE IRISH WHISKEY REVIVAL CONTINUES WITH CARLOW’S FIRST DISTILLERY IN OVER 200 YEARS Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Opening of Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Co Carlow Miriam Mooney, Head of the Irish Whiskey Association welcomed the news that whiskey d ...

Jobs, tourism and local confidence to be boosted by international investment in Irish Whiskey in Slane

03/06/2016

JOBS, TOURISM AND LOCAL CONFIDENCE TO BE BOOSTED BY INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT IN IRISH WHISKEY IN SLANE Irish Whiskey Association welcomes Brown Forman investment Ambition to grow whiskey tourism in Ireland from 600,000 visitors to 800,000 and to increase ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes the opening of Echlinville Distillery in Co. Down

07/04/2016

IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION WELCOMES THE OPENING OF ECHLINVILLE DISTILLERY IN CO. DOWN TODAY “THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR AN ALL-ISLAND APPROACH TO IRISH WHISKEY TOURISM“- IWA Thursday 7 April 2016 The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the news from Co. ...

New economic report on drinks industry highlights potential for future export growth

12/11/2015

Potential export growth valued at €2BN and further 13,000 domestic jobs over next 15 years Government’s Foodwise 2025 strategic plan for drinks industry requires private sector investment of at least €1.15 billion The imposition of high taxes, regulat ...

Irish Whiskey Association welcomes official opening of Connacht Whiskey

09/10/2015

There are now 32 new or planned Irish whiskey distilleries across Ireland Irish Whiskey Association welcomes official opening of Connacht Whiskey Company 9th October 2015- The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the official opening of the Connacht Wh ...

Drinks industry "firm ally" in reaching food wise 2025 objectives

03/07/2015

Irish whiskey market share set to rise by 300%, with double digit export growth Brewing sector continues to invest, with 3,000 farming families supported by sector The drinks industry has today pledged support for the Government’s new ten year strategy f ...

OPENING OF TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY HERALDED AS ANOTHER SIGN OF IRISH WHISKEY RENAISSANCE TAKING FIRM HOLD

02/07/2015

OPENING OF TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY HERALDED AS ANOTHER SIGN OF IRISH WHISKEY RENAISSANCE TAKING FIRM HOLD SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CAMPAIGN WELCOMES OPENING OF TEELINGS DISTILLERY IN D8 FIRST DISTILLERY TO BE BUILT IN DUBLIN IN 125 YEARS – JOINS 25 OTHER N ...

IRISH SPIRITS ASSOCIATION AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCATION WELCOME NEW REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE GI STATUS

29/05/2015

IRISH SPIRITS ASSOCIATION AND IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION WELCOME NEW REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE GI STATUS · Irish Whiskey, Irish Poitín and Irish Cream were previously protected by “Geographical Indications” · New regulations has been put in place to streng ...

Irish Whiskey global market share to rise by 300% by 2030

12/05/2015

Minister Coveney unveils ambitious Vision for Irish Whiskey Exports to double by 2020, double again by 2030 Irish Whiskey Association launches strategy to underpin growth in sector in Dublin, Tuesday 12th May 2015 - Minister Coveney has today launched the ...

The Responsible Serving of Alcohol Programme launches new online training initiative

20/10/2014

Irish Pubs and Hotels have come together to give a new impetus to the responsible serving of alcohol. Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, Licensed Vintners Association and Irish Hotels Federation team-up to support new online training programme for their me ...

ABFI welcomes Government's decision not to increase excise on alcohol

14/10/2014

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has today welcomed the Government’s decision not to increase excise on alcohol. ABFI represents Irish beer, cider, whiskey, wine and spirits suppliers and manufacturers and said that today’s decision not ...

Latest data shows that Irish drink exports are worth €1.4 billion

10/09/2014

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has today released research which shows that Irish drinks exports are worth €1.4 billion, with the drinks manufacturing sector exporting 45% of its total turnover. The data comes from the 2012 Census of Industrial Pro ...

Excise is a blunt instrument that DOES NOT impact on alcohol misuse

03/09/2014

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has today responded to Alcohol Action Ireland’s pre-budget submission which has urged the government not to lower excise duty in the next budget. They have said that excise is a blunt instrument that does not impact o ...

Drinks industry launches major national campaign 'Support Your Local...'

28/04/2014

The drinks industry today launched a major national campaign entitled ‘Support Your Local…’ The campaign is designed to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks industry, including: Employing 92,000 people in ...

Irish Whiskey sector to invest €1bn in Ireland over next ten years

02/04/2014

Minister Simon Coveney launches Irish Whiskey Association Exports to double by 2020 and double again by 2030 15 new distilleries in development across Ireland The Irish Whiskey Association (IW) which was launched today by Minister for Agriculture, Food ...

Irish Whiskey packs down with scotch whiskey at annual industry meeting

03/02/2014

Flourishing Irish Whiskey Industry will make fantastic gains on league table with estimated growth of 100% by 2020 2nd February 2014 – With Ireland and Scotland battling it out on the rugby pitch this weekend, industry representatives from the Irish whis ...

Drinks sector exports worth €1.25bn in 2013

08/01/2014

Whiskey renaissance helped lead the way for Irish beverage exports in 2013 with double digit growth UK remains largest single market for beverage exports with strong emerging market demand  8th January 2014 - Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, the as ...