Jameson sales reach eight million cases

The world’s biggest-selling Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, broke through the eight-million-case sales mark for the first time in 2019. The Irish Distillers-owned brand shifted 4.6m nine-litre cases in the first six months of 2019 – with value growth up 9% compared to the same period the previous year. December 2019 saw the brand’s biggest sales month in history, with 940,000 sold. Conor McQuaid, chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers, said: “In 1996, we sold one…

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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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Jameson Cold Brew heads stateside

Coffee and Irish whiskey fans will be pleased to know they can now purchase Jameson Cold Brew throughout the US. Irish Distillers launched Jameson Cold Brew in the US on 25 January to coincide with National Irish Coffee Day. Jameson Cold Brew infuses triple-distilled Jameson Irish whiskey with cold brew coffee, made from 100% Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia. Bottled at 30% ABV with no added sugar, Jameson Cold Brew is available in both…

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Midleton adds third whiskey to Dair Ghaelach series

Irish Distillers has unveiled the third whiskey in its Dair Ghaelach collection – Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest. The new release was finished for two years in casks made from virgin Irish oak grown in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow. Bottled at cask strength between 56.1% ABV and 56.6% ABV, Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest is available to purchase in Ireland, the UK, France, the US and China at an RRP of…

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SB’s best-performing spirits companies of 2019

They say you have to be in it to win it, and there were certainly myriad brands that walked away with a stellar number of accolades in The Global Spirits Masters 2019. The scores have now been counted and verified – these were top of the table. Throughout The Global Spirits Masters 2019, more than 1,000 medals were awarded – the most seen in any year of the blind‐tasting competition. This is a testament to…

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