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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 [...]

29 05, 2014

Irish pub with heavenly food prospects for sale

A very interesting business opportunity is becoming available with the Ceoltas Irish Pub in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. www.ceoltasirishpub.com. Purpose-built in 2005 by world-renowned Irish pub designers and builders Bar None, this turnkey authentic Irish pub is in a beautiful 3 story busy city centre building with a 12,000 square bar over 3 floors with a full basement which is used for storage, cold rooms, draft beer equipment. It is situated in the heart of the city only 3 blocks from the State Capital Building which houses all the State Representative Offices, staff, Attorney and associated professionals and 4 Blocks from a busy Shopping center.  It has a full, clean 7 day Restaurant/Liquor licence. Ground floor bar is 3,000 square foot, holds 250-300 customers has a fully equipped 1,500 square foot purpose-built professional kitchen and a 4,000 square foot private banquet room [...]

29 05, 2014

Zip Brewhouse beats 1,000 craft beers to win professional competition

A huge congratulations to our friends at Zip! Earlier this month, Zip's Brewhouse of Miskolc, Hungary, was awarded the Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup for its 2013 Christmas ale, according to an Alltech news release. The winner was named at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest, which drew 41 national and local craft breweries and nearly 4,500 craft beer enthusiasts. In addition to the cup, 45 bronze, 36 silver and six gold medals were awarded. Blue Stallion Brewing Co. of Lexington won silver medals for its German Pilsner, Marzen and Oatmeal Stout, as well as a bronze for its Munich Dunkel Dark Lager. One thousand beers from 30 countries were entered in the contest. The judging panel described Zip's entry as a "heavily spiced ale balanced with a malty sweetness, creating an ideal Christmas beer." Alltech decided to host [...]

7 05, 2014

German Pub Owners Meet

In Limburg, over 50 Irish Pub Owners and Managers from Germany, representing 190 pubs, had an historic meeting on the 5th and 6th of May. Future plans were made to meet in Ireland for a 'Second Gathering' and a German representative was appointed as a Trustee and World Council member of the Irish Pubs Global Federation. In total there are estimated to be over 800 Irish themed pubs in Germany, spread through a population of 90 million with various ‘degrees of Irishness’.  Together their combined turnover is estimated at €1bn.  In a town with one lone Irishman, Paddy Byrne, owner of 'The Irish Pub’, it was his Christmas, and he suggested it was the largest Irish gathering in Limburg since the First World War!  Back then, over 2,000 Irishmen were held captive there in a prisoner-of-war camp. Jim Murdock of [...]

10 04, 2014

First Zip Trip A Success

We’re delighted to say that the trip we organised to Hungary was a great success. Irish Pubs Global recently arranged a two day business trip to Hungary where Kevin McParland Executive Director of Irish Pubs Global brought a number of Ireland-based and overseas-based Irish pub and restaurant owners to micro-breweries manufacturer Zip Bier Technologies. Zip are a market-leading company who produce high quality, modern, automated, microbrewing systems for pub owners and restaurateurs all over the world. They recently came to Dublin as an exhibitor at the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair and they have a very exciting, game-changer of a product for Irish pub and restaurant owners…. The party of 8 pub and restaurant owners who traveled, have among them have 19 pubs and restaurants across Ireland, USA and Italy. We flew from Dublin to the beautiful city of [...]

7 04, 2014

Midleton man inducted into Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame

A Midleton man has been inducted into a hall of fame honouring noteworthy individuals who've made a lasting contribution to the world of whiskey. Barry Crockett, former master distiller at the Irish Distillers' Midleton Distillery, has become the 17th inductee into the coveted Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame. Awarded by ex-editor of Whisky Magazine, Rob Allanson, at the publication’s annual awards ceremony in London, Mr Crockett (66) was recognised for his contribution to the growth of Irish whiskey during his 47-year career with Irish Distillers. He was commended for “redefining Irish whiskey by combining technology, innovation, and craftsmanship with a deep sense of history” and overseeing operations at Midleton during “some of the most eventful times in Irish whiskey’s history”. Mr Crockett, who retired last year, said he was "deeply honoured" to join the list of "whiskey greats" in the [...]

7 04, 2014

Midleton man inducted into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame

A Midleton man has been inducted into a hall of fame honouring noteworthy individuals who've made a lasting contribution to the world of whiskey. Barry Crockett, former master distiller at the Irish Distillers' Midleton Distillery, has become the 17th inductee into the coveted Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame. Awarded by ex-editor of Whisky Magazine, Rob Allanson, at the publication’s annual awards ceremony in London, Mr Crockett (66) was recognised for his contribution to the growth of Irish whiskey during his 47-year career with Irish Distillers. He was commended for “redefining Irish whiskey by combining technology, innovation, and craftsmanship with a deep sense of history” and overseeing operations at Midleton during “some of the most eventful times in Irish whiskey’s history”. Mr Crockett, who retired last year, said he was "deeply honoured" to join the list of "whiskey greats" in the [...]