Beam Suntory has joined the single grain whisky category with the launch of Kilbeggan 8YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey.

St Patrick's Day Preview

15 March, 2013

St Patrick’s Day (Sunday March 17) affords a great opportunity for some of Ireland’s biggest exports. Lucy Britner rounds up the action in Drinks International's St Patrick’s Day Preview.

The Teeling family have launched Teeling Whiskey - a small batch blend of malt and grain whiskey - in time for St Patrick’s Day.

Irish whiskey

14 August, 2012

With Irish whiskey proving a global smash, Hamish Smith looks into the growth plans of the big four players

Following its €95m purchase of Cooley Distillery, Beam will phase out the supply of third-party brands to concentrate on building its core Irish whiskeys: Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, Connemara and Greenore.

Beam Inc., the new owners of Cooley’s the Irish whiskey brand, says it has signaled its intent to build the Kilbeggan brand in the US by importing the largest case shipment ever of the blended whiskey for the St Patrick’s Day (March 17) celebrations this weekend.

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Dominic Roskrow

It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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