New Belfast-based startup, BatchBuddy, will transform cocktail culture

New Belfast-based startup, BatchBuddy, will transform cocktail culture

BatchBuddy, a new drinks industry concept which aims to make cocktail-making more accessible for both on-trade and at-home users, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000. The novel start-up, which is founded by NI hospitality veterans, Damien Cole and John Ferguson, harnesses the power of batching – a technique... View Article

New public art installation revealed in Belfast

New public art installation revealed in Belfast

Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, has collaborated with French artist Sylvain Ristori to create a piece of public art for Belfast. The wooden ‘Living Barrels’ sculpture, now in situ at The National in the city’s Cathedral Quarter, has been designed using recycled barrels from Midleton Distillery, previously used to age Jameson... View Article

World first for domestic rum

World first for domestic rum

The local craft spirits revolution shows no sign of slowing with the news that a 100% domestically produced rum has won a gold medal at the Global Luxury Spirits Masters for the first time. Íon Distillery, based in rural County Tyrone has won two Gold Medals – one for its... View Article

Introducing Guinness 232°c, a festival of epic fired up flavours

Introducing Guinness 232°c, a festival of epic fired up flavours

Guinness 232°C is coming to Belfast, partnering with the renowned Bia Rebel who will command the grills of The Dark Horse, with just one rule – to cook over live fire! This exciting one-off event will take place on October 26th and 27th. Guinness 232°C was born from the exact... View Article

Bushmills Irish Whiskey to bring the flavours of single malt to supper

Bushmills Irish Whiskey to bring the flavours of single malt to supper

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is hosting Northern Ireland’s first Single Malts Supper Club this month on Thursday 24th October, alongside celebrated Northern Irish chef, Will Brown at Comber-based Irish artisan delicatessen, Indie Füde. Inspired by the unique tasting notes of the award-winning Bushmills Single Malt whiskeys, which are made in entirety... View Article

Belfast secures prestigious conference business

Belfast secures prestigious conference business

Tourism NI, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has secured a prestigious international conference that will see 120 international buyers meet in Belfast next spring. For the first time, HelmsBriscoe, the global leading agency in meetings procurement and site selection, will hold its European, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) Regional Meeting... View Article

Galgorm Collection unveils Templepatrick hotel development plans

Galgorm Collection unveils Templepatrick hotel development plans

Galgorm Collection today unveiled detailed internal and external transformational plans for their Templepatrick development, which it acquired earlier this year for £7 million. Work on the multi-million-pound redevelopment, which will create a workforce of around 100 employees when complete, starts this week with a grand opening launch planned for next... View Article

Belfast restaurant The Muddler’s Club wins prestigious Michelin star

Belfast restaurant The Muddler’s Club wins prestigious Michelin star

Belfast eatery The Muddler’s Club has become the third Northern Ireland restaurant to receive a Michelin star. Led by head chef Gareth McCaughey, it joins Ox and Deanes Eipic in the city in being awarded the prestigious honour for excellence in dining. The winners were unveiled at special launch event... View Article

Deanes EIPIC retains its Michelin Star

Deanes EIPIC retains its Michelin Star

Double delight for team Deanes with the publication of the Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland 2020.  Deanes EIPIC has retained its Michelin Star and Deanes At Queens has once again been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. It’s the fifth year in a row that EIPIC, based in Deanes... View Article

Snoring is Northern Ireland’s most annoying habit in bed

Snoring is Northern Ireland’s most annoying habit in bed

Three times more people rate their partner’s snoring (43 per cent) as the most annoying habit in bed, than the next most hated characteristic, stealing the duvet (13 per cent), the Hastings Hotels National Sleep Survey has found. Northern Ireland’s leading collection of hotels surveyed 8,500 people to find out... View Article