Monthly Archives: July 2014

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31 07, 2014

Teeling Whiskey Masters International Spirits Competitions

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has continued to build on its reputation as the leading independent Irish whiskey company by winning a further 16 medals for its range of premium Irish whiskeys at spirits competitions around the world.  In just over two years, the Teeling Whiskey family of premium Irish whiskeys has picked up a total of 37 awards and honours worldwide. At the annual Irish Whiskey Masters, held in London, TWC scooped a hat-trick of top honours, receiving three Masters Titles for each release within its Vintage Reserve range of Irish Single Malts. Consisting of some of the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey ever released, the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve, 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve were honoured for their world class quality.  The Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Blend was also awarded Gold by the [...]

31 07, 2014

Minister Announces Government Funding for New Whiskey Museum in Dublin

A new whiskey museum to be developed on College Green in Dublin is to receive Government funding as will a new visitor attraction at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin’s Christchurch. €300,000 is being allocated under Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Investment Programme for these two Dublin projects which was announced by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar recently. “These two city centre projects should prove a hit with tourists,” said the Minister, “St Patrick’s Cathedral gets more than 370,000 visitors every year and many of them want to learn more about the Cathedral. The new interpretative centre will tell the story of the Cathedral and the development of Dublin. “Irish distilling is world-famous and undergoing a renaissance so the new Whiskey Museum on College Green couldn’t be more timely. It will cover all the major whiskey brands and link in with the [...]

3 07, 2014

Guinness Replaces Arthur’s Day with ‘Amplify’ Event

Guinness bosses have axed Arthur’s Day — but insist the move has nothing to do with widespread criticism of the event. Officials for drink’s maker Diageo confirmed the change yesterday, saying the September celebration introduced in 2009 will not be repeated this autumn. Under plans announced by Diageo, the celebration will be replaced by a new €1m-funded Guinness Amplify initiative to give new musicians their first chance of fame. It will be part of Guinness’s “music programme”. The project will run from July until early next year, offering young talented singers and bands advice from expert panels, free studio hours and their chance to break into the music industry — while also providing Guinness with a key publicity tool. Marketing manager Lisa Fitzsimons confirmed the new event “effectively replaces Arthur’s Day, there’s no way of getting around that”. But she [...]

3 07, 2014

Guinness Replaces Arthur's Day with 'Amplify' Event

Guinness bosses have axed Arthur’s Day — but insist the move has nothing to do with widespread criticism of the event. Officials for drink’s maker Diageo confirmed the change yesterday, saying the September celebration introduced in 2009 will not be repeated this autumn. Under plans announced by Diageo, the celebration will be replaced by a new €1m-funded Guinness Amplify initiative to give new musicians their first chance of fame. It will be part of Guinness’s “music programme”. The project will run from July until early next year, offering young talented singers and bands advice from expert panels, free studio hours and their chance to break into the music industry — while also providing Guinness with a key publicity tool. Marketing manager Lisa Fitzsimons confirmed the new event “effectively replaces Arthur’s Day, there’s no way of getting around that”. But she [...]