Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

Hop House 13 lager sponsors Belfast City Blues Festival 2019

On a sunny Thursday in May, Kelly’s Cellars in Belfast city centre played host to the launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2019.  Sponsored by Hop House 13 lager, the Belfast City Blues Festival which is now in its 11th year takes place from 28th -30th June 2019 and... View Article

Armagh Cider Company launches exciting new brand of handcrafted mixers

Armagh Cider Company launches exciting new brand of handcrafted mixers

A new range of mixers launched by Armagh Cider Company at this year’s Balmoral Show is set to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai after catching the attention of global buyers. The Troughton’s ‘Raising Spirits’ range, so named after the Troughton family who own Armagh Cider Company, released four delicious flavours... View Article

Whiskey and tea blending masterclass takes place at The Menagerie

Whiskey and tea blending masterclass takes place at The Menagerie

#BlackBushStories returned this month with two whiskey and tea blending masterclasses in The Menagerie in Belfast, hosted by Bushmills Irish Whiskey in collaboration with Northern Irish tea company, Suki Tea. During the two evening events, attendees enjoyed a tasting session on some of Bushmills’ best loved whiskeys expertly paired with... View Article

Dead Rabbit book launched with $10,000 donation to mental health charity AWARE

Dead Rabbit book launched with $10,000 donation to mental health charity AWARE

Owners of the ‘World’s Best Bar’, The Dead Rabbit in New York, returned home last week to launch their highly anticipated new book, From Barley to Blarney, a Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland, and make a significant charitable donation to local people living with depression. Authored by The Dead Rabbit’s... View Article

Industry bodies back Hospitality Ulster position on wider liquor licensing reform

Industry bodies back Hospitality Ulster position on wider liquor licensing reform

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) and the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance (NITA) have joined the growing campaign led by Hospitality Ulster to push the Department for Communities for urgent reform of liquor licensing due to the negative impact it is having on tourism and the hospitality sector here. The IoH... View Article

Wolf Inns announces £500,000 investment in Romas, Newtownards

Wolf Inns announces £500,000 investment in Romas, Newtownards

Romas in Newtownards is to undergo a £500,000 refurbishment, with the investment by owner Wolf Inns set to include a phased refit of the Regent Street venue, enabling business to continue as normal. “Work on the first phase of the refurbishment, the downstairs bar and restaurant, has already started and... View Article

Clover Group announces regeneration plan for The Fountain

Clover Group announces regeneration plan for The Fountain

Clover, a new business group recently relaunching the former Basement bar as Margot, is investing £1m and creating 40 jobs to regenerate landmark Belfast bar The Fountain. The investment in The Fountain complements other planned developments in the vicinity, including plans submitted for a new 174-bedroom hotel and Grade A... View Article

21st anniversary celebrations for International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival 2019

21st anniversary celebrations for International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival 2019

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 County Down town for the 21st International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from 22-27 May 2019.  Sponsored by Diageo, the festival attracts thousands of music... View Article

The 5th Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition launches for 2019

The 5th Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition launches for 2019

The Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition is back with an even broader global reach, as this year contestants will hail from thirty countries and Cruise Liners across six continents, to compete to create a cocktail worthy of a perfectionist. Inspired by the perfectionists who craft each bottle of Patrón, the competition... View Article

Caorunn Gin offers bartenders the opportunity of a lifetime

Caorunn Gin offers bartenders the opportunity of a lifetime

Caorunn Gin has launched an exciting competition offering one lucky UK winner the chance to trade places with their USA counterpart to celebrate 10 years of the Scottish gin. The UK 10 Year Switch Champion’s creation will become the signature serve in the UK and they will also win a... View Article