Wet-led pubs to reopen in NI on September 23

Wet-led pubs to reopen in NI on September 23

Hospitality Ulster has welcomed a Northern Ireland Executive announcement permitting ‘wet-led’ pubs to reopen on Wednesday, September 23. “Although it is two days after the intended date, we recognise that it is better to delay by a couple of days to get the new regulations right to support a Covid-secure... View Article

Enjoy end-of-summer cocktails with The Sexton

Enjoy end-of-summer cocktails with The Sexton

The shadows of autumn are slowly creeping in that little bit earlier each evening, but this week’s weather reports are defying the odds and promising one more week of summer sunshine – so why not enjoy with this refreshing tipple from The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey? The Sexton is... View Article

Wet-led pubs may reopen in NI on September 21

Wet-led pubs may reopen in NI on September 21

Traditional wet-led pubs may be allowed to reopen on September 21, the same date non-food pubs are due to resume trading in the Republic of Ireland, according to the Northern Ireland Executive. “We welcome the decision by the NI Executive in providing the indicative date of 21st September to allow... View Article

Hinch picks up multiple accolades at international awards

Hinch picks up multiple accolades at international awards

Local distillery Hinch has won the highest accolade for its Ninth Wave gin at the China Wine and Spirit Awards (CWSA), alongside three other distinguished titles for its celebrated range of Irish whiskeys. The company, which produces Ninth Wave Irish gin as well as its Hinch whiskey range, took away... View Article

Whiskeys recognised at International Spirits Challenge 2020

Whiskeys recognised at International Spirits Challenge 2020

Drinksology Kirker Greer has picked up silver medals for its Bowsaw Straight Corn American Whiskey (American Whiskey) and Kirker Shamrock (Irish Whiskey) at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge 2020. Bowsaw Straight Corn Whiskey is distilled and matured in northern Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River and has an... View Article

Drinksology Kirker Greer extends its presence across Europe

Drinksology Kirker Greer extends its presence across Europe

Drinksology Kirker Greer is extending its presence across Europe, after adding a distribution warehouse in the Netherlands to its network along with offices in Italy to serve its European spirits division, Kirker Greer Spirits EU. The expansion comes as Kirker Greer Spirits saw a promising 62% increase in sales across... View Article

Proposals for reopening wet pubs presented to Executive

Proposals for reopening wet pubs presented to Executive

Proposals outlining measures to enable the safe reopening of traditional ‘wet’ non-food pubs, post-lockdown, have been presented to the Northern Ireland Executive by Hospitality Ulster. Wet pubs must reopen or receive financial assistance from the Executive to ensure the sector’s survival, the industry body has warned, while expressing confidence in... View Article

Offer a date or a lifeline for wet pubs, urges Hospitality Ulster

Offer a date or a lifeline for wet pubs, urges Hospitality Ulster

Hospitality Ulster has called on the NI Executive to throw the industry a lifeline of urgent financial support if it cannot provide a date for the reopening of traditional non-food (wet-led) pubs. The call follows the decision last week to postpone the reopening of traditional non-food serving pubs without the... View Article

Hospitality sector advised to secure permission for trading outdoors

Hospitality sector advised to secure permission for trading outdoors

John Finnegan, partner at Belfast-based law firm Millar McCall Wylie and one of the leading licensing solicitors in Northern Ireland, has been speaking about some of the licensing issues faced by pubs, hotels and restaurants if they do not obtain the required permission to trade outside. In response to the... View Article

Delay to reopening of non-food pubs branded ‘catastrophic’

Delay to reopening of non-food pubs branded ‘catastrophic’

Reacting to the news that traditional non-food serving pubs will not be allowed to reopen on September 1 as indicated previously, Colin Neill, chief executive, Hospitality Ulster said: “This is catastrophic news for hard-working publicans right across Northern Ireland who made the ultimate sacrifice in closing their premises six months... View Article