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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Ireland’s alcohol sales drop 35.6% in April

Alcohol sales fell by 35.6% in Ireland in April 2020 compared to the same period last year, with spirits dropping by 13% as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, trade body Drinks Ireland estimated that total alcohol sales have fallen by 30% across the country since on-trade venues were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic on 15 March. New figures from Nielsen, released by Drinks Ireland, provide sales for spirits, beer, and…

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On-trade urges UK govt to formally close venues

The UK government has come under fire for its “dangerous and cowardly” decision to not formally close pubs, bars and restaurants during the coronavirus outbreak as it means hospitality venues cannot claim insurance if they shut. In the first daily televised coronavirus update in the UK yesterday (Monday 17 March), UK prime minister Boris Johnson warned the British public to avoid pubs, clubs and social venues in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus…

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Irish bars and pubs close over ‘reckless behaviour’

Pubs and bars across Ireland have been ordered to close until at least 29 March due to “reckless behaviour” as consumers failed to adhere to social distancing guidelines put in place due to coronavirus. Following discussions between the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI), the Irish government called on bars, pubs and hotel bars to close their doors last night (15 March) until the end of the month. According to…

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Jameson pledges $500k to help bartenders in US

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has pledged to donate US$500,000 to the charity of the United States Bartenders’ Guild to support on-trade members affected by coronavirus. Figures from CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker showed a 2.8% sales decline for Britain’s bar chains in February due to coronavirus, with an “increasingly negative impact” expected in the coming months. Tuesday 17 March marks St Patrick’s Day, the patron saint of Ireland. While this would normally be a huge…

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