Bushmills Irish Whiskey launches #blackbushstories, a campaign showcasing breakthrough Irish talent who are creating waves

Bushmills Irish Whiskey launches #blackbushstories, a campaign showcasing breakthrough Irish talent who are creating waves

Unrivalled character. Undeniable flavour. Unmistakably Black Bush. The Old Bushmills Distillery has been crafting whiskey since King James I granted the distillery the world’s first license to distil in 1608.  When most people in Ireland were farming or making linen, Bushmills® Irish Whiskey was challenging the status quo and defining... View Article

20th anniversary celebrations for International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival

20th anniversary celebrations for International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival

Picturesque Warrenpoint is once again set to play host to some of the world’s leading blues and jazz performers who are heading to the Co. Down town for the 20th International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from 23-28 May 2018.  Sponsored by Diageo, the festival attracts thousands of music... View Article

The Merchant Hotel’s world-famous cocktail bar brings a taste of Belfast to Dubai

The Merchant Hotel’s world-famous cocktail bar brings a taste of Belfast to Dubai

The world-renowned Cocktail Bar at Belfast’s iconic 5-star Merchant Hotel is taking over one of the top bars at Dubai’s newest nightspot, Soho Garden this weekend. For one night only, the grande dame of the Belfast cocktail scene will take over the beautiful indoor Glasshouse Bar, part of the sprawling... View Article

Daffy’s Gin & Drinks Inc. Core Serve competition 2018

Daffy’s Gin & Drinks Inc. Core Serve competition 2018

Joining forces with Drinks Inc., one of Ireland’s largest independent drinks distributors, Daffy’s Gin 2018 Core Serve competition was a huge success, with 12 entrants from Northern Ireland’s top bars competing for the trophy and title and to be Daffy’s new ‘Core Serve’. The competition was full of fun and... View Article

Historic Belfast building to be redeveloped

Historic Belfast building to be redeveloped

An historic Belfast building which was the last holding place of Henry Joy McCracken before he was hanged in Cornmarket in 1798, is being revived as part of a £1m redevelopment. The building which adjoins McCracken’s Bar in Joy’s Entry off High Street has been derelict for many years.  Joy’s... View Article

Steering towards the 23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism 2018

Steering towards the 23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism 2018

The Institute of Hospitality (NI branch), the professional membership body for individual managers and aspiring managers who work and study in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries, is getting ready to stage the 23rd Institute of Hospitality Awards For Professionalism at Titanic Belfast on Friday 11th May 2018. Featuring 21... View Article

ROI alcohol legislation poses post Brexit barrier to cross border trade for NI producers

ROI alcohol legislation poses post Brexit barrier to cross border trade for NI producers

Hospitality Ulster, the Northern Ireland industry body for the licensed trade, has said numerous local producers have expressed grave concerns about the impact that pending legislation in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) will have on their ability to export products across the Irish border. The Ireland Public Health (Alcohol) Bill,... View Article

United Wine Merchants brings a Taste of Italy to Belfast Film Festival

United Wine Merchants brings a Taste of Italy to Belfast Film Festival

United Wine Merchants has announced that Italian brand Birra Moretti is to be the official drink of the 2018 Belfast Film Festival. Now in its 18th year the Festival is well established in the local calendar and has a well deserved reputation amongst the public for bringing a wide range... View Article

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Irish Whiskey enthusiasts experience whiskey in the woods

Hosted by Dillon Bass, as part of their ‘Whiskey Club’ initiative, guests were taken on a journey through the world of Irish Whiskey in a unique setting. After gathering at The National in Belfast, guests travelled to a ‘secret location in the woods’ where the big event was revealed at... View Article

Harp waves ‘cheerio’ to limited edition cans with amazing Pure Here giveaway

Harp waves ‘cheerio’ to limited edition cans with amazing Pure Here giveaway

A fairly serious selfie situation is expected to break out in parts of NI over the next few weeks as Harp Lager says ‘see ye later’ to its super-popular Pure Here Limited Edition cans. Harp has put ‘a whole rake’ of YOU’VE WON cans inside some of the last remaining... View Article