Teeling bottles 37-year-old single malt

Dublin-based Teeling has released the oldest whiskey in its limited release Vintage Reserve Collection – Teeling 37 Years Old Irish Single Malt. Only 175 bottles of the 37-year-old whiskey have been created, following previous launches of a 30-year-old and 33-year-old as part of the collection. The latest release was distilled in 1983 and matured exclusively in an ex-Bourbon cask for 37 years. It has been hand-bottled at 41.3% ABV and priced at RRP €7,000 (US$8,290)…

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Irish alcohol policy conference excludes drinks trade

The Irish drinks industry has criticised an upcoming alcohol policy conference for failing to include trade members, claiming discussions will likely be unbalanced as a result. The Global Alcohol Policy Conference will take place in Dublin on 9-11 March as part of a collaboration between the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), Ireland’s Department of Health and alcohol policy NGOs. The three-day event will have the theme: ‘Alcohol, Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol…

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Jameson creates NFC bottle for St Patrick’s Day

Irish Distillers has unveiled the eighth limited edition bottle design for Jameson in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, which gives fans the chance to create their own virtual label online. Dublin-based designer and illustrator Stephen ‘Hephee’ Heffernan was employed to create the latest limited edition design. His creation aims to communicate the “real magic” that happens when friends get together. Furthermore, near field communication (NFC) technology means fans can enjoy a more interactive experience this…

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Top five bars in… Dublin, Ireland

It may have a reputation for stag parties and rivers of Guinness, but there is so much more to Dublin’s nightlife than that, with a whole host of sophisticated cocktail bars and top-class restaurants on offer, writes James Lawrence. *This feature was originally published in the February 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Once the second city of the British Empire, today Dublin is a fitting poster child for contemporary Ireland – proud, diverse, cosmopolitan…

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Roe & Co distillery starts production in Dublin

Diageo has kicked off production at its Roe & Co distillery in Dublin, marking another stage in the capital’s Irish whiskey renaissance. The UK drinks group announced its return to the Irish whiskey category in 2017 with the launch of the Roe & Co brand. Diageo exited Irish whiskey with the sale of Bushmills to Jose Cuervo’s parent company in 2015. The Roe & Co brand pays homage to George Roe, who is credited with…

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