The Irish Whiskey Masters 2020 results

Enjoying a massive resurgence in popularity, Irish whiskey is loved around the world and with new distilleries set to release their goods, the sheer range of offerings will grow. SB examines what fans should be thrilled about right now. Ireland’s reputation for whiskey‐making is celebrated around the world. Comprising just a handful of distilleries in 2010, the category expanded vastly over the past decade to reach 32 operational sites by December 2019, according to trade…

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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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The 10 best-selling world whisky brands

Irish, American, Canadian and Japanese producers are proving their spirits are every bit as credible as more established whisky-producing regions. As we count down the top million-case sellers, it’s clear innovation and well-executed marketing moves are paying off. So highly regarded is Japan’s whisky-making ability that demand continues to outstrip supplies, much to both consumers and producers’ dismay. Meanwhile, Irish whiskey continues its impressive expansion, welcoming new distillers to the fold on a regular basis.…

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US considers tariffs on vodka and gin

The US is considering additional tariffs on imported spirits – including gin and vodka from the UK, Germany, France and Spain – due to an ongoing aircraft subsidies dispute with the EU. The US introduced a 25% tariff on single malt Scotch, single malt Irish whiskey and liqueurs from the EU last October. The tariffs were put in place due to a dispute between the EU and US over subsidies for plane manufacturer Airbus, which…

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Midleton Distillery names new distiller

Jameson producer Irish Distillers has appointed Katherine Condon to the position of distiller at Midleton Distillery in County Cork, Ireland. Condon will report to Midleton’s recently appointed master distiller, Kevin O’Gorman. She will be responsible for the production process from brewing to distillation. Condon will also be tasting distillates daily and will oversee the quality of all new pot and grain distillates produced at Midleton, assessing each one to ensure the desired balance of flavours…

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