The new distillery in Ballyduff, near Lismore in Co Waterford, commenced whiskey distillation on Tuesday.

Blackwater Distillery in Co Waterford has becomes the 21st operational Irish whiskey distillery, and one of the first in the world to embrace blockcha(...)

American oak barrels containing Jameson whiskey produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton, Co Cork

The Government wants the benefits of a thriving whiskey industry but would prefer “if no-one actually drinks the stuff”, according to influential US b(...)

Jameson is the runaway success story with sales soaring 13 per cent to 6. 5 million cases in the 12 months to the end of August 2017

When it comes to the Irish whiskey sector it is rare for disputes between different producers to make it into public. There may be fierce rivalries (...)

One of the three-tonne copper pot stills is craned across the Dublin skyline on the final part of its journey to the Dublin Liberties Distillery in Mill Street, following a journey of more than 1,500km from Germany. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Demand for premium Irish whiskey brands such as Green Spot and Redbreast soared domestically last year, as sales jumped 41 per cent to more than 700,0(...)

American oak barrels containing Jameson whiskey, produced by Irish Distillers Ltd., are seen stacked at the Midleton distillery.  Businessman John Teeling has warned that there may be a scarcity of the Irish spirit within the next few years due to surging global demand. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Whiskey magnate John Teeling has warned that there may be a scarcity of the Irish spirit within the next few years due to surging global demand. Mr (...)

Financial reforms are needed to avoid the next big crisis, the head of the IMF said, although the recent sharp swings on the markets are not in themselves a cause for alarm.

As rattled investors await a key US inflation report due on Wednesday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said she was “reasonably optimistic” ab(...)

In 2016 the Irish drinks industry purchased 220,000 tonnes of Irish barley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

A sustainable supply of barley and malt is critical to the continued growth of Irish whiskey, the head of the Irish Whiskey Association has said. The(...)

Pearse Lyons at the Pearse Lyons Distillery in Dublin 8 which opened last year.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

The number of tourists travelling to Ireland’s whiskey distillery centres increased by 11 per cent last year, the Irish Whiskey Association said on Mo(...)

Alex Chasko of Teeling Whiskey Company: Irish whiskey exports to the US rose 22 per cent in the first six months of this year to €157 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

About 40 years ago Irish whiskey was the drinks industry’s poor relation. At the end of the 1970s, it was selling fewer than half a million cases – 4.(...)

Hit: the popularity of Irish whiskey in the US has seen  a 14 per cent year-on-year rise in the value of on-trade sales

Irish whiskey sales increased 28 per cent in value in US bars and restaurants in the run-up to St Patrick’s Day, according to data from market analyst(...)

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