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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:25 pm

Good Irish Pot Still supplement in the Irish Independant
today. Try and pick one up . Well done to those involved in
It's production
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Stephen » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:03 pm

Look what I found while browsing the indo online .....

http://www.independent.ie/editorial/Sto ... ass-apart/
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:12 am

Excellent map too, it contains 36 Current, New and planned distilleries.
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Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:33 pm

I seen the map & wondered why WCD were a different colour. Any ideas other than a misprint?
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:38 pm

Here's a story in the spirit business that's disturbing if you could take it serious. It's a little vague but there will certainly be problems in the future if demand keeps rising.

I'm hopeful that the powers that be have had the foresight to anticipate the rise in popularity.
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Postby charleymcguffin » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:36 pm

I noted the colour difference of WCD on the map . It certainly made me chuckle.
Regarding the whiskey supply report. It strikes me as a case of "you pay the piper and call the tune" when you consider who commissioned it, and surely this is the market that John Teeling intends to supply.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby John » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:19 pm

Exactly! ;)
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:05 am

It's a good article to let people know a little about Irish whiskey. It's biased towards IDL as they organised it by the look of things.
There's a token mention of Walsh and Dingle but I'm assuming that's because Bernard is the Irish Whiskey Association chairman & Dingle for tourism.
The history is according to Midleton too.

It's good to see Fionnán's book get a mention although I thought it was going to be a review but I bet they didn't even read it.

It's an advertorial simple as that. I wish it was more independent and in depth but hopefully readers will find it interesting enough to explore Irish Whiskey.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby charleymcguffin » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:16 pm

Just to note ,that my comment "you pay the piper and call the tune" refers to the report which has appeared in print in all media over the last few days and which was commissioned by Wild Geese Whiskey. They are clearly still smarting from the termination of their supply contract by Beam and seem to think that they have a natural right to be supplied with product. It must have been bruising to have their case thrown out by the EU, but reading the findings especially para15,I don't see that they ever had a case. read here...... http://ec.europa.eu/competition/antitru ... 3_85_7.pdf
One line in the report ......"There are a number of significant barriers to entry in Irish whiskey distilling, including the mandatory three-year maturation period before the product can be sold" are they suggesting that something less than 3 years old should be called Whiskey?
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:27 am

Whisky Advocate has announced its Irish Whiskey of the year. It's Midleton's Dair Ghaelach.

They have also announced US, Canadian & Craft. Other results will be posted in their site over the next week.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby charleymcguffin » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:55 pm

Bushmills whiskey: Owner Jose Cuervo lodges plans for £30m expansion

Plans can be viewed here.........
Planning Application LA01/2015/1015/O
NB Go to public access page and enter Planning App no. http://epicpublic.planningni.gov.uk/publicaccess/
and click on the documents button....a little slow .
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Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:01 pm

The Belfast Telegraph has the story too.

They don't have links to the planning that Charley Mc has. Well found.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:01 pm

Our own Fionnán O'Connor is in the new again! Here's an interview with The Irish Times.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:11 pm

Here's a good article on the need for a wholesale Irish Whiskey market to fill the needs of brands such as The Wild Greese who don't have their own distillery.

http://belfastmediagroup.com/why-theres ... lobal-jar/
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby charleymcguffin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:52 pm

Wild geese certainly have a good PR agency working for them reviving this report that first saw the light of day back in November. The report should be seen in context and read alongside the E.U. commission findings that I referred to in an earlier post. http://ec.europa.eu/competition/antitru ... 3_85_7.pdf . I certainly commend the new distilleries and admire their courage in starting enterprises with such a long pay off time . I do not have a problem with them sourcing product to gain brand recognition .However I do have a problem with dodgy provenance and fantasy labeling. A case in point being Kinahans LL " A forgotten Dublin Whiskey" which gives its address as 6/9 Trinity street Dublin, the Hot Press team must wonder how the call centre located opposite their offices morphed into a distillery in the last year , even the parent company, London Alcohol Co's address is a mailing service!
Peter Mulryan's excellent blog refers to the dubious labeling of some brands and puts the case far better than I could.............
"On the down side there are more misleading spirits than ever out there – products saying they are from one place, yet are made somewhere else; distilleries claiming to be in places they are not; even whiskeys claiming to come from distilleries that simply don’t exist. These cowboys (and cow girls) are playing with all our futures. Provenance is quite possibly our strongest hand, fake Provenance starts a relationship with the consumer that is based on a lie. You can sell just about anything once, but our industry can only survive on repeat business. At the core of that pact is honesty. Honesty in what we make, honesty in where it is made and honesty in how we package and sell.

There are plenty (too many) examples out there of misleading labeling, but let me pick just one so blatant it made my eyes water:
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And his final word...Made in Waterford? My a***."
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:49 pm

Peter Mulryan is so right in what he says. I completely agree with
his sentiments. As an industry which is so important to the Nation
I believe that Central Govt. in conjunction with the Irish Whiskey
Association has to be ruthless in the extreme to prevent the industry
being contaminated by a few. As a nation we already have many shining
examples from the Celtic Tiger era in other areas. The 'made in Waterford'
is a shining example of a tangible that can be investigated!!
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:45 pm

If I find a bottle I object to on the net I complain to IBEC/IWA about it. I recommend you do the same. They may listen to us because we don't have a vested interest in it.
We're simply alerting them of breaches or possible breaches. I've found a few outside Ireland and they are being looked at.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:56 pm

The Liverpool Echo reposts that Halewood international drinks distributors have a deal with West Cork Distillers to sell their products.

They also sell Crabbies Ginger Beer & Red Square

They made a big loss last year and think that joining forces with WCD will change their fortunes by riding on the rising tide of Irish Whiskey.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:59 am

They will do well if they manage to get 75Euro a bottle for 'the Pogue's irish whiskey'
Couldn't believe the price paid on Whiskyauction.com yesterday. must be one desperate fan.
Might have been cheaper to fly here by Ryanair and pick up a bottle in person. :shock:
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:51 am

Raven wrote:They will do well if they manage to get 75Euro a bottle for 'the Pogue's irish whiskey'
Couldn't believe the price paid on Whiskyauction.com yesterday. must be one desperate fan.
Might have been cheaper to fly here by Ryanair and pick up a bottle in person. :shock:


Deserate isn't the word I'd use. It's €29/30 in supermarkets and that's too much for it. A 3 year old blend that's nothing special is worth less than €20 in reality. The Pogues name add the 50% I guess.

I'd like to be the one who sold it all the same. €75 is excellent. It's takes 2 to tango, so there another out there who went to €73. If they're reading this, I'm sure if they send out a plea for assistance to getting a bottle someone here will help for a nominal fee. I can't for personal reasons but I'm sure someone will.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby ericf » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:01 pm

Just been looking at the distillery map from an earlier post - looks like an update from the original IWA one. A lot has changed since the publication last summer. One down my neck of the woods that I've been keeping an eye on recently is the Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company, in west Clare.

Here's a recent post on Louise McGuane's blog about transparency of what she is trying to do -
https://whiskeygate.wordpress.com/2016/ ... l-no-bull/

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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby charleymcguffin » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:57 pm

Planning permission issued for new micro distillery “ The Boatyard Distillery” Nos. 3 and 5 Tullybay Marina Lough Shore Road Drumcrow East Derrygonnelly .On the shores of Lough Erne.
Web site...http://boatyarddistillery.com/
To view Planning docs... Application no.. LA10/2015/0126/F
enter app no here... http://epicpublic.planningni.gov.uk/pub ... pplication Hit search button and pick Docs tab.

Planning to produce gin,barrel aged gin,potato vodka and single malt whiskey.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:16 pm

Joan Burton kicked off her campaign at
the Boann Distillery in Drogheda today.Did not
know the distillery was so far advanced!!
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:30 pm

The Irish Times has a story of Jameson sales up by 11% in their Agricultural business section.

That's another massive increase in sales.
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Re: Whiskey in the news

Postby Raven » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:01 am

2 days ago the Social Democrats did their election
Launch for GE election 2016 at The Irish Whiskey
Museum!! Great venue with what is the best view
in Dublin ( in my opinion )
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