Warning: Use of undefined constant style - assumed 'style' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/boozenews.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/boozenews/functions.php on line 244

Tag Archives: Irish

• 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 […]

• Just sad. Over 1,000 Irish pubs go bust because of recession

Just sad. Over 1,000 Irish pubs go bust because of recession

Drinks industry body claims high excise duty on alcohol making tourism less competitive. More than 1,000 pubs in Ireland have gone bust during the recession, the umbrella group for the drinks industry claimed today. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (Digi), which represents 92,000 employees in pubs, restaurants, hotels and off-licences, said the relatively high […]

• 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 […]

• Once and for all. What are the best whiskey glasses?

Once and for all. What are the best whiskey glasses?

The best glass for whiskey is the glass in your hand.  Pour some whiskey in it and drink!  But if you’re serious about tasting and want to experience all of the subtlety that high end whiskeys have to offer, it might be worth getting a fancy whiskey glass or two. Glencairn glass, the industry standard […]

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

            SUNGLASSES MADE FROM WINE BARRELS Woodzee makes sunglasses out of wood. In November, they’re teaming with Northern California’s Robert Mondavi Private Selection to offer glasses made of repurposed barrels, wine stains included. The wood is smooth and the aroma heavenly. They come in four different lenses but the same […]

Read More

• Stop calling alcohol “MommyJuice”: How liquor companies target women

Stop calling alcohol “MommyJuice”: How liquor companies target women

Booze has become pink, female-focused, fruity and sweet — and it’s creating a massive new health problem for women. Excerpted from “Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol” For me, drinking was always deeply sensual. From the very beginning, I loved it all. The sound of a cork sliding from the neck of a […]

• Spirits outsell beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Spirits outsell beer on St. Patrick’s Day

Research shows that spirits such as Irish whiskey have become more popular on the traditionally beer-driven holiday. While beer may seem like the go-to alcoholic beverage for the American celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, spirits account for a greater percentage of sales during the holiday. When comparing overall alcohol sales in the first quarter of […]

• Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

ONE of the most expensive cocktails in New York can be found at Ryu, the Japanese-inspired restaurant that opened last spring in the meatpacking district. It’s a Sazerac variation called Shogun’s Grip and it’s ticketed like a four-star entree: $35. Adam Schuman, then the beverage director, had a good excuse for the stiff tariff. Its […]

• Would you drink alcohol-free whiskey? Huh?

Would you drink alcohol-free whiskey? Huh?

“Neither would we. But ArKay Beverages Inc. has just introduced the world’s first (sometimes you’re first for a reason) “alcohol-free whiskey-flavored drink.” It’s touted as an option for enjoying whiskey without all those pesky calories. And hangovers. The beverage undergoes no fermentation or maturation, so there’s no alcohol or sugar. So you can drink as […]

• Top 10 Emerging Whisky Trends

Top 10 Emerging Whisky Trends

From Japanese blends to new high-tech apps, db surveys the whisky landscape and runs through some emerging trends. Events like the Whisky Lounge London Festival 2012 give an opportunity for brands, producers and enthusiasts to discuss emerging trends and showcase their own unique twist on the whisky blend. This year’s Whisky Lounge event was no different as it threw […]

• Cooley, aka Beam, pulls plug on independent whiskey makers

Cooley, aka Beam, pulls plug on independent whiskey makers

The growing global demand for Irish whiskey has seen the Cooley Distillery cease supplying spirit to some independent whisky makers, according to a report in the Irish press. Lord Henry Mountcharles has been producing Slane Castle Irish whiskey, named after the family’s ancestral home, since 1999 using spirit bought in from the County Louth distillery. […]

• Irish whiskey spiking in popularity

Irish whiskey spiking in popularity

When Swig opened near Union Square in 2003, its Irish owners carried every brand of Irish whiskey available in the United States. All five of them. Nine years later, not only do they carry 32 Irish whiskeys, but their customers are also drinking a lot more of them. “We’ve seen a very dramatic increase in […]

• Jameson whiskey global sales up 25%

Jameson whiskey global sales up 25%

NET SALES of Jameson whiskey rose 25 per cent worldwide in the six months to the end of December, the French spirits giant Pernod Richard said yesterday. Announcing its results for the second half of 2011, Pernod Ricard, which owns the Jameson brand through its subsidiary Irish Distillers, said the Irish whiskey was the company’s […]

• Concannon teams up with distillery for new Irish whiskey

Concannon teams up with distillery for new Irish whiskey

California-based Concannon Vineyards has teamed up with Cooley Distillery, an Irish whiskey distillery, to launch first Irish whiskey for the US market, Cancannon Irish Whiskey, that was matured in Concannon wine barrels. The project is said to be a unique expression of Concannon’s American and Irish roots that was blended at Cooley Distillery with American […]

• Beam Purchases Award-Winning Irish Whiskey Cooley Distillery

Beam Purchases Award-Winning Irish Whiskey Cooley Distillery

Beam Entering Fast-Growing Irish Whiskey Category. Beam Inc. BEAM -1.01% , a leading global premium spirits company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Cooley Distillery, the award-winning independent Irish whiskey producer. The acquisition of Cooley, the industry’s only remaining independent Irish whiskey distillery, will mark Beam’s entrance into one of […]