Diageo launches new 10-year sustainability action plan

Diageo launches new 10-year sustainability action plan

Diageo, maker of Guinness and Baileys, has announced a range of 25 bold and ambitious goals in its Society 2030: Spirit of Progress plan designed to make a positive impact on the world by 2030. Building on a long track-record of environmental, social and governance progress globally, Diageo will focus... View Article

Pub aid welcomed but insufficient to save hospitality jobs

Pub aid welcomed but insufficient to save hospitality jobs

Inclusion of £10.6m for wet pubs and £5m to top-up the tourism and hospitality scheme, in the £300m Covid-19 business support package announced by Finance Minister Conor Murphy yesterday, will not prevent job losses, says Hospitality Ulster. “Pub aid is very welcome, but the overall package won’t stop job losses... View Article

Drinks Inc. launches range of gift packs for Christmas

Drinks Inc. launches range of gift packs for Christmas

Christmas this year requires gifts that mean more as 2020’s festive celebrations are characterised by ‘more gifting, less gathering’ – with gifts replacing the usual Christmas traditions of family get-togethers, Christmas markets and workplace parties. With this in mind, Drinks Inc. has a range of over 100 gift pack options... View Article

Rescue package urgently sought for NI hospitality crisis

Rescue package urgently sought for NI hospitality crisis

A further two-week lockdown of the hospitality sector from November 27, the date it was scheduled to reopen after the current six-week closure, has prompted urgent calls for a rescue package to save the sector from decimation. The Northern Ireland Executive announced the additional two-week restrictions, which also include a... View Article

Clarity sought on NI hospitality reopening requirements

Clarity sought on NI hospitality reopening requirements

Hospitality Ulster is calling on the Health Minister to urgently outline what the safe reopening of the hospitality industry looks like and to end unnecessary speculation around potential additional restrictions. The call follows comments by Health Minister Robin Swann and Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Ian Young, who suggested they expect... View Article

New online member platform created for drinks industry

New online member platform created for drinks industry

The Drinks Trust has launched a new initiative, The Drinks Community, a platform dedicated to creating connection and opportunity. The online member platform will offer people from the UK drinks industry the opportunity to share knowledge and will provide a bridge between disciplines, specialisms and product channels in the sector.... View Article

Black Bush celebrates whiskey & hot sauce with masterclasses

Black Bush celebrates whiskey & hot sauce with masterclasses

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has collaborated with hot sauce specialist Rebel Chilli to host a series of online cocktail masterclasses this winter. The immersive events are part of the Black Bush Stories campaign which celebrates the parallels between Bushmills and an individual and their craft, while providing an opportunity for attendees... View Article

Belfast’s BatchBuddy makes premium cocktails accessible

Belfast’s BatchBuddy makes premium cocktails accessible

BatchBuddy, a new drinks industry concept based in Belfast aiming to make premium cocktail-making more accessible, has launched a virtual Christmas party offering. Festive party seekers can choose a BatchBuddy bottle from a range of seven classic cocktails including the Espresso martini, Bramble and the Pornstar Martini, priced at £25... View Article

Last minute decision extends hospitality lockdown

Last minute decision extends hospitality lockdown

A hospitality lockdown due to end today has been extended to November 20 for cafes, coffee shops and non-licensed restaurants and November 27 for wet pubs and other licensed premises. Frustration mounted in the Northern Ireland hospitality sector this week as the Executive failed to agree on extension of the... View Article

Hinch Distillery launches unique whiskey cask release

Hinch Distillery launches unique whiskey cask release

Hinch Distillery has added a unique An Chead Dún cask release to its portfolio, containing its first distillation of Irish Single Malt spirit, using traditional Irish distilling methods combined with Hinch’s bespoke distilling techniques. Through maturation in the finest American Bourbon Oak Casks, this spirit will develop into an Irish... View Article