Media coverage featuring ABFI

Blackwater becomes 21st operational Irish whiskey distillery


 Blackwater Distillery in Co Waterford has becomes the 21st operational Irish whiskey distillery, and one of the first in the world to embrace blockchain technology. Irish Times Cranes dotting the skylines, promises of tax cuts, and Mick McCarthy is the I

Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre


Pat Rigney says the attraction will be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost. THE SHED DISTILLERY is ploughing ahead with plans to build a new ‘visitor experience’ – even though its owner is anticipating it will cost nearly double t

Dingle all the way - Irish artstan gin launches limited edition collectors' items (Ireland)


Following its recent multiple awards at The Irish Whiskey Awards including Overall Best in Ireland for its gin, this month, The Dingle Distillery launches two limited edition collectibles - a Dingle Gin Bauble and Four Seasons Dingle Gin. With just 3,000

The Spirit busines - Can Irish whiskey keep up with demand?


The Irish whiskey renaissance is taking the spirits industry by storm, with an abundance of new players and exciting opportunities for growth. But could the rapid success of the category be its undoing? Please click here to read complete article.

The Taste - These Brews Will Do The Trick: Beers And Treat Pairings For Halloween


While many bank holiday weekends throughout the year are all about going away, October’s Halloween special is a great time to go to town and have fun doing things a little bit differently. While the holiday’s eerie history tells the tale of a night of s

The Herald -Generation Sensible


Generation sensibles: a guide for bemused parents

Irish Examiner - Weekly alcohol consumption by teens falling in Ireland: report


A new report which the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) have said shows the prevalence of weekly alcohol consumption by adolescents in Ireland fell by 8.6 per cent between 2002 and 2014, from 12.7 per cent to 4.1 per cent has been warmly welc

BBC News - Ireland passes craft brewery legislation


Politicians have long been associated - fairly or unfairly - with a certain alcohol-related activity in a brewery. Link to article

Checkout - ABFI Report Over 2.5M Visitors To Booming Irish Distilleries Last Year


The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) is encouraging people to visit a local brewery or distillery visitor center this summer, which it says are the ‘perfect staycation destinations’.

RTE News - Gin and whiskey leading the way for Irish drinks industry


After an 8% rise in the value of Irish drinks exports to €1.5 billion further growth is expected this year with whiskey and gin brands likely to lead the way, according to the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland. The ABFI, the representative group for