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Tag Archives: Irish whiskey

• Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

The ETF Managers Group and Spirited Funds recently rolled out a first-of-its-kind ETF that targets companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey & Spirits ETF covers publicly traded companies across the globe that are engaged in the production of whiskey and/or spirits. According to the prospectus, the initial universe of Index constituents consists […]

• Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Irish band, The Pogues, collaborating with West Cork Distillers to launch The Pogues Irish Whiskey. The target market is 25 – 30 year olds. Duh. It will sell for around $47. I wonder if they are in there actually making the stuff. If not, what does it mean to have a celebrity simply put their […]

• Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

THE United States is closing in on Scotland’s number one position for producing the world’s most powerful drinks brands according to a report. For the tenth year running, spirits brands including Johnnie Walker helped Scotland maintain its top position in the Power 100 league table compiled by brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business. But the report […]

• One of Ireland’s Most Revered Whiskies Arrives On U.S. Soil

One of Ireland’s Most Revered Whiskies Arrives On U.S. Soil

“It was almost exactly a year ago that I wrote here in these pages at Forbes.com about the eagerly anticipated arrival of the Green Spot, a delicious single pot distillation Irish whiskey made in tantalizingly small quantities. In that article I called it “arguably Ireland’s greatest whiskey,” and with the hindsight of time, I realize […]

• The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

Last year saw a plethora of acquisitions, led by Suntory’s acquisition of Beam, which was only exceeded in the surprise stakes by Emperador’s acquisition of Whyte & Mackay. Less surprising was Diageo’s strengthening of its position in tequila with a series of acquisitions, including giving up its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand and gaining a majority […]

• Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo, a major producer of beer (Guinness, Harp, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s) and the world’s largest producer of spirits (with a list that probably makes up 80% of your local liquor store shelves), has decided to take a foray into craft beer with the new brewery, Thump Keg Brewing Co. It should be no secret that their […]

• Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day This Sunday at Tom Bergin’s

Cheers to National Irish Coffee Day This Sunday at Tom Bergin’s

National Irish Coffee Day is just around the corner and where better to celebrate than Los Angeles’ historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s – “The House of Irish Coffee”!  A little fun backstory – Original owner Tom Bergin received a copy of the first-ever recipe from famous San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane after he brought it […]

• The Irish Whiskey Masters 2014 Results

The Irish Whiskey Masters 2014 Results

The Irish whiskey sector is burgeoning, with more great brands entering the market. This year’s entrants showed off that point in style, writes Becky Paskin. Judging the Irish Whiskey Masters on the same day as The World Whisky Masters is an insightful way of comparing the category’s style and quality with that of others around […]

• A Unique Whiskey Tasting in L.A. Arts District – August 14

A Unique Whiskey Tasting in L.A. Arts District – August 14

            Judi Laing “a woman walks into a bar”                             Tim Hirota         Whiskey Expert and Certified Spirits Specialist           In wine/spirits industry for 30+ years                  Director, The Artisanal […]

• Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption

Anatomy of American Alcohol Consumption

Americans are drinking less beer, but more wine and spirits, according to data from Euromonitor International. The trend, according to the research firm’s senior alcoholic drinks analyst Spiros Malandrakis, has to do with story as much as substance. Big beer companies have remained pretty complacent in flavor and instead have focused on predictable advertising and discounts […]

• Top 10 Women In Whisky

Top 10 Women In Whisky

From bloggers and event organisers to distributors and distillers there are plenty of women doing their bit to shake up the typically perceived male dominated world of whisky. In his 2013 book release, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey, US writer Fred Minnick details how it was women, not […]

• Oldest Bottling of Irish Single Malt Released

Oldest Bottling of Irish Single Malt Released

The Teeling Whiskey Company has released two new bottlings from its Vintage Reserve Collection – a 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve Irish single malt.  The 30 Year Old release is believed to be the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released, allegedly making this the world’s most exclusive […]

• Pernod Ricard and Southern Wine & Spirits Promote Responsible Drinking

Pernod Ricard and Southern Wine & Spirits Promote Responsible Drinking

PERNOD RICARD USA AND SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA LAUNCH A NATIONAL EFFORT TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE DRINKING VIA 15,000 RETAIL STORES Companies Team Up In Support of Foundation For Advancing Alcohol Responsibility New York, N.Y., May 6, 2014 — Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and Southern Wine […]

• Pernod Ricard USA Awarded Top Honors at 2014 Spirits Competition

Pernod Ricard USA Awarded Top Honors at 2014 Spirits Competition

Pernod Ricard USA(R), the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., is proud to announce it has been named “Importer of the Year” for the second straight year by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), which also named Pernod Ricard’s Ireland-based Midleton Distillery as the 2014 “Distiller of the Year.” In addition to […]

• Top 10 Irish Whiskey Picks for St. Patrick’s Day

Top 10 Irish Whiskey Picks for St. Patrick’s Day

There’s no denying the immense popularity of Irish Whiskey, a spirit that has a lot of flavor but manages to be light and affable. Irish Whiskey mixes well (especially with ginger ale) but is also quite easy to enjoy all on its own. Over the past few years, we at Drink Spirits have done extensive […]