Diageo Ireland and Budweiser Brewing Group UK & I Announcement on Budweiser Beer

Diageo Ireland and Budweiser Brewing Group UK & I Announcement on Budweiser Beer

Diageo Ireland and Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, a proud part of AB InBev, have enjoyed a fruitful and effective relationship in Ireland for many years during which time Diageo Ireland has brewed, marketed and distributed some of Budweiser Brewing Group’s beers, including Budweiser and Bud Light, on the island of... View Article

McGuigan Wines launches premium alcohol-free ‘ZERO’ Range

McGuigan Wines launches premium alcohol-free ‘ZERO’ Range

McGuigan Wines, four-time international winemaker of the year, is announcing the launch of ‘ZERO’, an innovative and exciting new range of premium alcohol-free wines. McGuigan is the first major wine brand to launch a wide range of core alcohol-free varietals with a premium zero option for every wine drinkers’ tastes... View Article

Bushmills celebrates Irish Whiskey Day with cocktails

Bushmills celebrates Irish Whiskey Day with cocktails

Irish Whiskey Day was established by international whiskey writer, Stuart McNamara, as he sought to educate people around the world on the spirit. Irish whiskey is celebrated each year on March 3, and the number three is significant for a variety of reasons. Firstly, there are three types of Irish... View Article

Bailies coffee experts scoop two prestigious industry awards

Bailies coffee experts scoop two prestigious industry awards

Cups of a different kind are being raised in celebration at Bailies Coffee Roasters after two of its expert coffee employees scooped the top accolades from The Speciality Coffee Association (SCA). Sarah Hannaway was crowned Irish Barista Champion 2020, while Bailies Head Roaster Stephen Houston was named Irish Brewers Cup... View Article

Gordon’s Gin serves up a new, zesty and delicious Sicilian lemon distilled gin

Gordon’s Gin serves up a new, zesty and delicious Sicilian lemon distilled gin

After the hugely popular launch of Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin, the most successful new spirit product development in the last decade [1], Gordon’s Gin is now adding to its portfolio with the exciting launch of NEW Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Distilled Gin. Gordon’s, the UK’s best-selling gin brand [2], is... View Article

Causeway Coast bartenders boost skills through hospitality course

Causeway Coast bartenders boost skills through hospitality course

Hospitality workers from the Causeway Coast area have recently enhanced their skills and gained qualifications as part of the Diageo Learning for Life: Hospitality Elevator programme. The Hospitality Elevator programme is aimed at over 18s currently working in the industry who are looking to increase their hours, level of responsibility... View Article

Exciting new draught dispense from Heineken.

Exciting new draught dispense from Heineken.

Introducing HEINEKEN’s newest innovation.  The Heineken® 0.0% Blade is a plug and pour draught beer system that does not require any cleaning or maintenance and offers huge benefits for customers and consumers.  It enables customers to capitalize on the growing Low / No alcohol category and offers consumers a non-alcoholic... View Article

Down Royal Racecourse places safe bet on United Wines

Down Royal Racecourse places safe bet on United Wines

United Wines is on course for a good year, having partnered with Down Royal Racecourse as exclusive supplier of wines to its bars and restaurants. The partnership is agreed just months after the drinks’ distributor announced a significant expansion to its wine portfolio with the addition of a number of... View Article

Push continues for liquor licensing reform

Push continues for liquor licensing reform

Industry is hopeful of progress in overhauling Northern Ireland’s antiquated liquor licensing legislation after the NI Assembly reintroduced a reform bill to its legislative agenda on February 10. A reform bill was previously introduced in 2016 but rendered inactive when the Assembly collapsed in January 2017. “This is very welcome... View Article

Iconic Belfast whiskey brand makes a comeback

Iconic Belfast whiskey brand makes a comeback

An iconic Belfast whiskey brand is making a long-awaited comeback, 90 years since it was last seen in the city. McConnell’s Irish Whisky, established in 1776, is one of Northern Ireland’s oldest whiskeys; latterly distilled and bottled by brothers James and John McConnell at the Cromac Distillery in Belfast until... View Article