18 10, 2018

Introducing three new Irish whiskeys from Powerscourt Distillery

Fercullen Irish Whiskey The new Powerscourt Distillery in Co Wicklow has proudly unveiled its three new Irish whiskeys under the brand name Fercullen; Fercullen 14-Year Old Single Malt, Fercullen 10-Year-Old Single Grain and Fercullen Premium Blend Irish. With the release overseen by award winning Irish whiskey legend, Master Distiller Noel Sweeney, the three opening expressions form part of a planned portfolio of premium Irish whiskeys to be launched by the Powerscourt Distillery. With over 30 years experience in the whiskey industry and having formerly distilled the spirit that Fercullen uses, Noel is now also responsible for the new spirit being produced and laid down by the distillery – a unique attribute on today’s Irish whiskey landscape. “The decisions that I make impart huge influence over the spirit produced,” said Noel Sweeney. “So many choices and decisions affect the way that [...]

16 11, 2016

Prizefight Irish Whiskey Launches in Dublin

Prizefight is a collaborative Irish whiskey, distilled and aged in Ireland, and finished in American rye casks from Tamworth Distilling. The result is incredibly complex whiskey: a smooth and mellow spirit that packs a punch but never burns. Pugilist Spirit’s Flor Prendergast wanted to create an Irish whiskey, so he called upon spirits maverick Steven Grasse, who came up with an idea for something new — a fine Irish whiskey finished in American rye casks. Making this idea a reality required collaboration between two craft distillers: one in Ireland, and the other in America. So, they reached out to West Cork Distilling to create the whiskey, and Grasse’s own distillery, Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire to arrange the finishing. Together, they produced a fresh, clean whiskey with fruit and floral notes that gets a hit of spice from the rye cask [...]

11 11, 2016

The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Launches

The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley is a 10 Year Old Single Malt, finished in 30 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Casks, hand-selected by Master Distiller, Darryl McNally. The Dublin Liberties Copper Alley joins The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil as the second expression in the range of Premium Irish Whiskies. The Limited Release whiskey is double barrelled, with 10 years in Bourbon casks and finished in 30 year old Oloroso Sherry casks for six months. There are only 31 Sherry casks of this unique whiskey which is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46%. Master Distiller, Darryl McNally, says: ‘My inspiration for Copper Alley was going back to the original methods of Irish whiskey making. Having rested for 10 years in Bourbon cask, I felt it just needed something extra to really bring it to life. Working with our cask partners, I came [...]

15 09, 2016

Irish Whiskey Museum: Tourist Partner of Irish Pubs Global Federation

Irish Whiskey Museum - Irish Pubs Global Tourist Partner. Discover the wonderful history of Ireland's ancient spirit. Learn the story of Irish whiskey through the ages. Taste and buy some fantastic Irish whiskeys in the beautiful surroundings of one of Ireland's best Whiskey Bars. IPG Members receive an exclusive 2 for the price of one for entry into the Irish Whiskey Museum. Contact hello@irishpubsglobal.com about your discount. Your browser does not support iframes.

13 09, 2016

Kells Wholemeal: Free Irish Soda Bread Sample Pack, Tin and Recipes

Kells Wholemeal - The Irish Pubs Global Authentic Irish Bread Partner. The Kells Wholemeal range of flours and mixes are produced by the Mosse family in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. For over seven generations the family have been producing stoneground wholemeals. Kells Wholemeal are now bringing their authentic Irish bread and cake mixes to the world by distributing in a variety of sizes to Irish Pubs and wholesalers globally. To celebrate, Kells Wholemeal are giving Irish Pubs Global Premium Members a voucher for a Sample Bread Mix Pack. This contains; a family pack of Irish Soda Bread mix, an Irish Soda Bread Tin and a copy of their easy-to use recipes. Enjoy authentic Irish soda bread fresh from the oven today. Details of how to claim your free sample pack and recipe are in your IPG Premium Members Pack. www.kellswholemeal.ie. Your [...]

28 04, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: Drinksology

Northern Irish Premium liquor supplier, Drinksology have been busy working on delivering some super cool new products both in the form of drinks and in the form of functional and beautiful bar equipment. The Belfast-based company who also have an office in Dublin, supply some of the best quality drinks brands around Ireland. They supply the full range of beers, wines etc but they specialise in the spirits sector where they supply premium Irish and international spirits to the bar and restaurant trade but they have carved out a real niche in the premium cocktail ingredients and equipment market. The drinks business of the company is sister to DRINKSOLOGY® Creative which is their award-winning design, branding and marketing bureau specialising in the world of drinks where they’ve created artwork for some amazing drinks brands such as Kracken Rum, Clever Man beers, Jawbox Irish Gin, [...]

23 02, 2016

Jameson St. Patrick’s Day Hub at Bow Street 17 March 2016

Coming together for the first time for a celebration of craft, culture and the people behind it, The Jameson St. Patrick’s Day Hub will descend on the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield for a new and interactive market festival. The Jameson St. Patrick’s Day Hub plans to be a space where Jameson’s rich heritage and authentic traditions are combined with artisan food, live craft demonstrations and authentic Irish music acts, to give visitors a taste of true Irish spirit. The courtyard of the Old Jameson Distillery will be completely transformed for the market, which will feature a full schedule of activities throughout the day, including a live installation by street artist James Earley, whiskey demonstrations by Jameson Master Distiller Brian Nation and Master Cooper Ger Buckley, along with live performances by Hit Man Trio, Cry Monster Cry and other acts [...]

23 03, 2015

Jameson launch ‘Bottle Your Own’ whiskey facility at the Old Jameson Distillery Dublin

Earlier this month, Jameson launched their new 'Bottle Your Own' whiskey facility at the Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin. The new initiative, which also launches at the Jameson Experience Midleton this month, offers Jameson lovers a unique personalised premium whiskey experience. Whiskey fans start by selecting a 700ml bottle, and once filled, consumers personalise their own bottle label with their name, the date, the number of the cask, the bottle number and the alcohol strength before placing the label carefully on the bottle and creating their own completely exclusive bottle of Jameson Select Reserve Cask Strength Black Barrel. Upon completion, consumers can log their very own bottle in the Jameson Select Reserve Cask Strength Black Barrel ledger, ensuring that their bottle becomes part of the history of Jameson forever. The ‘Bottle Your Own’ concept was developed by Jameson in response to [...]

12 03, 2015

Winners of the Dubliner Whiskey Cocktail Challenge at the Gathering 2015

‘West Dubliner’, ‘Arre…Bless’ and ‘Morning Joyce’ emerged the three winners of the best original cocktail recipes based on Dubliner liqueur whiskey at the recent Irish Pubs Global Gathering event at the National Convention Centre. The three cocktail creations were deamed up by Michael Woods of St Judes GAA Club in Dublin, James Halligan of the Forty-One cocktail bar and nightclub in Navan and Oisin Kelly of Toners Bar in Lower Baggot Street respectively. A special feature of this year’s IPG Gathering Event the cocktail challenge was sponsored by Dubliner liqueur whiskey. The initiative, between the DIT Bar and Beverage Management Studies, Irish Pubs Global and Dalcassian Spirits and Wines, brought together DIT students in a unique cocktail challenge for all the delegates from over 22 countries. The IPG Cocktail Challenge winning recipes created by the DIT students were as follows: [...]

29 10, 2014

The Irish Whiskey Award Winners 2014

Congratulations to all the 2014 Irish Whiskey Award winners. The diversity and quality of Irish Whiskey were celebrated at the second annual Irish Whiskey Awards, which took place at Kilbeggan Distillery in Co. Westmeath on 23rd October 2014. The event, which was organised by the Celtic Whiskey Shop, showcased and honoured this rapidly growing indigenous Irish Industry over 17 categories. The judging panel consisting of members from the Celtic Whiskey Club and the Irish Whiskey Society chose the winners based on blind tastings.  Redbreast 21 Year Old Whiskey was awarded Overall Best Whiskey 2014 while Dick Mack’s in Dingle won The Whiskey Bar of the Year. Following the success of the inaugural Irish Whiskey Awards in 2013, the number of categories increased from 9 to 17 this year to include new awards for Best Irish Liqueur, Irish Whiskey Barrel Aged [...]