Apr 22, 2005

/ pernod takeover could hit c&c

drinks and snack food group c&c could see its profits hit following the takeover by pernod ricard of allied domecq, whose brands it distributes in ireland. allied yesterday agreed to a cash and share takeover deal by pernod, headed by irishman richard burrows, worth €10.7 billion. us drinks-maker fortune brands are also part of the pernod bid.

according to analysts, the takeover could have a negative impact on c&c. it distributes a number of allied domecq's brands in ireland, including malibu rum and tia maria. allied, which once owned c&c, distributes tullamore dew whiskey and carolan's irish cream overseas. the loss of these contracts will be a blow for c&c, with some brokers saying it could shave €2 million from annual profits...

via irish examiner

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Apr 10, 2005

/ irish trinity blesses whiskey faithful

irish whiskey's never quite gotten the respect that scotch has in america. but in recent years, various irish distilleries have tried to turn the drink's image around, and they've met with some success: irish whiskey, said roseann sessa of castle brands, is the only beverage in the brown spirits category that's seen an increase in consumption over the past five years...

via boston herald

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Apr 02, 2005

/ pernod ricard usa dominates san francisco world spirits competition

pernod ricard usa garnered top honors at the 2005 san francisco world spirits competition, earning six double gold and eight gold awards. the company's irish whiskey portfolio was unsurpassed with redbreast(r) named 'best irish whiskey' and bushmills(r) and jameson(r) each receiving two double gold awards. overall, pernod ricard usa received an impressive 23 medals, 20 of which were in brown spirits categories.

via businesswire

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Apr 01, 2005

/ cash injection for whiskey firm

bushmills distillery has been given a £2m grant from invest northern ireland to help develop its products. the grant given to bushmills distillery in county antrim is part of a £10m investment in the company...

via bbc news

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Mar 17, 2005

/ scots and irish join forces to create a celtic whisky

the easy drinking whisky company is hoping to cash in on the celtic connection and allow the scots to join the irish in their toast to st patrick with the world's first multi-country malt whisky: the smooth sweeter one

via the independent

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Mar 12, 2005

/ spell it with an 'e,' please

with st. patrick's day around the corner read some "truth about irish whiskey", a nice article by corinna zappia in the village voice. or discover why greater cincinnati is the home of irish whiskey in america in this cincinnati post article about pernod ricard usa

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