Jim Beam Master Distiller Frederick “Fred” Booker Noe III Inducted Into Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame – American Whiskey News


Jim Beam Master Distiller Frederick “Fred” Booker Noe III  Inducted Into Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame

Bardstown, Kentucky – September 23, 2013 – Frederick “Fred” Booker Noe III, Master Distiller of Jim Beam® Bourbon, was inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame on Friday by the Kentucky Distillers Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Board of Directors. He follows his father Frederick Booker Noe II, and his great-grandfather Jim Beam, among other Beam family members, into the Hall.

“It’s about as big an honor as you can get in this business, and it means a lot of me and my family,” said Noe. “To be recognized by my peers and the industry is a humbling validation of my life’s work.  I am so grateful for this honor, and I can’t thank enough all the hard working men and women at our Bourbon distilleries who do such a great job every day making the world’s No. 1 Bourbon.”

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that have made a significant impact on the stature, growth and public awareness of Kentucky Bourbon. Noe is the ninth Beam to be inducted.

“Fred has poured his heart and soul into the business,” said Matt Shattock, president and chief executive officer, Beam Inc. “He’s the keeper of the Beam family flame, an authentic craftsman and a tireless ambassador for our Bourbon brands who’s contributed to the worldwide growth of the Bourbon category.  We couldn’t be more proud that Fred has made history with his induction into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.”  The Jim Beam brand last year demonstrated its strongest growth in decades, achieving 10% comparable sales growth and reaching a record 7-million 9-liter equivalent cases.

Noe began working for Beam in 1987, starting on the bottling line at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. He worked in various positions over his 26 years at the distillery and was named Master Distiller in 2007.

Noe is credited with helping to create Jim Beam® Devil’s Cut®, a distinctly bold bourbon with a smooth finish and rich oak flavors that have been unleashed from deep inside the barrel, as well as overseeing the expansion of the award-winning Knob Creek® Bourbon portfolio to include Knob Creek® Rye, Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve and Knob Creek® Smoked Maple.

“The Beams are all about bourbon,” Noe said in his induction speech. “It’s what we know and what we do. I know my father and my great-grandfather, as well as all my uncles and cousins, would be proud of my inclusion in such a special group.”

In addition to his work at the Clermont distillery, Noe travels the world promoting the company and the bourbons his family made famous. For more information about Jim Beam, visit www.jimbeam.com or find Fred Noe on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jimbeam

About Beam Inc.

As one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher’s Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials.  Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry’s fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the SP 500 Index and the MSCI World Index.  For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/jim-beam-master-distiller-frederick-fred-booker-noe-iii-inducted-into-kentucky-bourbon-hall-of-fame-american-whiskey-news/

Eagle Rare Bourbon Announces Top 20 Nominees for the 2014 Rare Life Award; Still Time to Cast a Vote! – American Whiskey News

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Eagle Rare Bourbon Announces Top 20 Nominees for the

2014 Rare Life Award; Still Time to Cast a Vote!  

Grand Prize Winner to Receive $40,000 Donation for Charity of Choice 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Oct. 2, 2013) Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey announces the current voting tallies for its 2014 Rare Life Award, an award that recognizes people whose lives embody Eagle Rare’s passion for excellence and demonstrate the epitome of courage, leadership, survival, heroism, devotion and character. With only three months remaining in the nomination process, the votes are very close between each of the top 20 vote nominees so far.  The $40,000 award will be donated to the winner’s charity early next year.

As of Oct. 1, the 20 nominees who have received the most votes are, (in alphabetical order):

  • Bob Anderson- Decorah, Iowa
  • Andrew Christian- Coleville, California
  • Al Cecere- Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Marc Dibernardo- Louisville, Kentucky
  • Ryan Eversley- Morrisville, North Carolina
  • Howard Garrett- Freeland, Washington
  • Marge Gibson-Merrill, Wisconsin
  • Angie Goodwin- Beach Grove, Kentucky
  • Shawn J Gourley- Evansville, Indiana
  • Melissa Jarboe- Chisago, Kansas
  • Mac McQuown- Ocala, Florida
  • Becky Fox Ortyl- St Louis, Missouri
  • Shanda Renee- Paso Robles, California
  • Dr. Peter Sharpe- Avalon, California
  • Karen Shirk- Xenia, Ohio
  • Melissa Smith- Doniphan, Kansas
  • Charles J Stecker JR.- East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Theresa Strader- Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Annette King Tucker-Claremore, Oklahoma
  • Janice Wolf- Midway, Arkansas

Of the 20 top nominees, their stories are varied from topics such as children’s rights, military heroes, saving animals, childhood diseases, and service dogs. What all of the stories have in common though, is their ability to tug at one’s heartstrings.

Kris Comstock, Eagle Rare Bourbon brand manager said, “We continue to be inspired by the nominees and are honored to help an increasing array of charities across the United States. We’re halfway through the voting process and have some great nominations so far.  But there’s still time to nominate someone you think leads a Rare Life, or to vote for your favorite nominee at www.eaglerarelife.com.”

Since nominations and voting began in May of this year, 120 stories have been submitted through Eagle Rare’s website. The Grand Prize award winner will be awarded a $40,000 donation for the charity of their choice. The Grand Prize winner will also receive an awards ceremony in the winner’s home town hosted by Eagle Rare Bourbon and the production of a short testimonial video.

In addition to the grand prize, six others will be selected for each key Rare Life characteristic and awarded $4,000 for the charity of their choice. This is the fourth year for the Rare Life campaign, and the 2014 awards will bring total grants to date for charities to $160,000.

Entries are available to view online at the Eagle Rare website. People can continue to vote for these inspiring nominees through January 7, 2014. At the end of the voting, a Grand Prize Winner and six finalists will be selected from 20 nominees receiving the most votes. Those winners will be announced the week of March 3, 2014.

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit www.eaglerarelife.com. 

About Eagle Rare Bourbon

Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey is part of the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery, a family-owned company based in Frankfort, (Franklin County), Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich distilling tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H.Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Eagle Rare Bourbon is a 10-year-old single barrel bourbon that has won multiple awards,

including five double gold medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Tolearn more about Eagle Rare visit www.eaglerarelife.com


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The Green Man

The Green Man

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Whisky en ander lekkers…

In februari 2013 startte The Green Man met het whiskycafé in Oostende, na jarenlang verzamelen, proeven en genieten te land en ter zee. The Green Man wil whisky op een leuke wijze toegankelijk maken voor iedereen, jong en oud (allé, boven de 18 jaar).

Je kan ook terecht voor een lekkere thee of een prima sherry: voor velen een onbekende wereld. Je kan ook gewoon eens een uurtje komen lezen. In ieder geval: vriendelijk onthaal, een leuke babbel en iets lekkers – daar gaat het om.

Wat kan je verwachten van The Green Man?

Tijdens de openingsuren kan je deelnemen aan whiskytastings op maat of gewoon iets komen proeven: van introductie op het single malt verhaal tot diep-in-de-whiskyverhalen, van beginners tot gevorderden. Altijd is er wel een reden voor een breder verhaal, een proevertje of iets speciaals. Er is een uitgebreide en steeds uitbreidende whiskykaart met meer dan 400 single malts uit Schotland, Ierland, USA, Japan, India en Europa, mooi opgesplitst tussen officiële en independent bottlings.

The Green Man staat ook op begeleiding en informatie op/rond/over het drinken van whisky, met passie! Een vriendelijk en warm onthaal in een geklasseerd belle epoque-huis is dan ook de regel. Het huis dateert van 1896 en is één van de weinig overblijvende panden in de straat parallel aan de zeedijk/promenade. Vanzelfsprekend is respect voor het huis van belang, dat zal wel.

The Green Man breidt ook voortdurend de kaart uit en biedt de bezoeker elke week twee whisky’s van de week aan, soms oud, soms nieuw, soms zeer spannend maar altijd een mooie start voor een tasting. Alle mogelijke vormen van whiskytastings en initiaties voor beginners, gevorderden, vrienden, families, bedrijfjes en bedrijven kunnen en worden aangeboden, op maat, voor alle budgetten. Af en toe is er dan ook een echte special: iedereen herinnert zich nog de prima Tomatin 1976 – Serge Reynders – tasting in juni 2013. En voor volgend jaar wenkt terug al zoiets moois !

Je kan ook terecht voor een sherry: voor velen een onbekende wereld. The Green Man maakt ook de link whisky-op-sherryvaten én uitgebreide sherrykaart met een breed aanbod van fino, manzanilla, amontillado, oloroso, Pedro Ximinez, palo cortado en moscatel. Topmerken als La Tradicion (!!), Gonzales Byass, Argueso en Cesar Florido bieden heel wat fraais.

Uniek is ook dat The Green Man met sherry hetzelfde doet als met whisky: tegen elkaar proeven, in de diepte, vergelijkingen maken en vooral wonderlijke zaken ontdekken.

Er is ook een uitgebreide theekaart en op reservatie is er ook food pairing: whisky met chocolade, whisky met zeevruchten (aja, de zee..), kaas of kleine hapjes

Speciale feesten worden gevierd zoals Burns Day op 25 januari met verse haggis (vers gevangen!) en verschillende whisky’s , Saint Patrick’s Day op 17 maart met tientallen Ierse whiskey’s, Guinness en Iers ontbijt en Saint Andrews Day op 30 november.

The Green Man geeft ook reisadvies over en begeleidt ook kleine groepjes naar Schotland en Ierland.

En, ook leuk voor de hispanofielen: elke eerste dinsdagavond van de maand Mesa de Conversacion; een avond Spaans praten voor beginners en gevorderden, dit telkens rond een thema en met lekkere sherry.

The Green Man
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8400 Oostende
0476 30 55 01

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A. Smith Bowman Distillery Releases Limited Edition Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon – American Whiskey News

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A.  Smith Bowman Distillery Releases Limited Edition Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon

Fredericksburg, VA. (Oct. 2013) Just in time for fall, A. Smith Bowman announces the release of its Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon.

The barrels used for this bourbon have had quite a journey, starting with originally aging Bowman Brothers Bourbon from 2004 to 2012.  In 2012, four used barrels were given to Hardywood Brewery located in Richmond, Va. upon which the Brewery aged its award-winning Gingerbread Stout inside for 12 weeks.

In February 2013, the barrels were returned to A. Smith Bowman and were filled with bourbon that had been made in April 2006 and then aged for another two months.  The bourbon was then removed and put into used bourbon barrels, where it was left to age for four more months.

In total, the Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon has been aged seven years and three months. Tasting notes for the bourbon describe it as toasted graham crackers and gingerbread spice. Wonderful toasted nut, cinnamon and clove, followed by hints of fruity nut bread. This bourbon has a medium palate weight and pleasantly moderate finish.

“The Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon has a great nose and taste starting with its spicy entry and rounding out with a pleasant finish,” said Brian Prewitt, master distiller, A. Smith Bowman Distillery. “It’s been a fun experiment to be a part of and I’m looking forward to coming up with more experiments under the Abraham Bowman line in the future.”

The Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Whiskey Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon will be available starting in October.  It is a very limited supply.  Suggested retail pricing is $69.99 and Alcohol by Volume is 45% (90 proof.)

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm.  In response to the rapid rise of taxes in Northern Virginia, the Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/a-smith-bowman-distillery-releases-limited-edition-gingerbread-beer-finished-bourbon-american-whiskey-news/

New, Limited Release, American Whiskey Available Now at Mora’s Fine Wine & Spirits (E. Setauket, New York)


New, Limited Release, American Whiskey Available Now at Mora’s Fine Wine Spirits (E. Setauket, New York)

Low Gap 2 Year Old Wheat Whiskey 86.2 Proof – $56.99

9 bottles available 

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey 94 Proof – $57.99

7 bottles available

Corsair Ryemageddon Rye Whiskey 92 Proof – $54.99

5 bottles available

Wild Turkey Forgiven Whiskey 91 Proof – $49.99

9 bottles available

Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt Whisky 106 Proof – $64.99

3 bottles available

Anchor Distilling Company Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey 102.4 Proof – $70.99

3 bottles available

Mora’s Fine Wine Spirits


631-941-4458   sev.clemens@moraswines.com

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Jack Daniel’s Frank Sinatra – Now Available To Order Only While Stocks Last – American Whiskey News


Jack Daniel’s Frank Sinatra – now available to order only while stocks last…

The most limited and exciting Jack Daniel’s release of the year is now available to order via The Whisky Shop.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and gains its rich character from specially crafted “Sinatra Barrels” mingled with the classic Tennessee Whiskey.

The Sinatra Barrels are handcrafted with the addition of deep grooves on the inside of the barrel staves. This exposes the whiskey to extra layers of oak which imparts a rich amber colour, bold character and a pleasant smokiness, followed by an incredibly smooth vanilla finish.

We are offering a free Silver W Club membership worth £12.50 with each purchase.

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Teeling Whiskey Company & The Palace Bar Partner to Create New Whiskey – Irish Whiskey News

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Teeling Whiskey Company The Palace Bar Partner to Create New Whiskey 

The Fourth Estate Honoured by Famous Dublin Pub 

Teeling Whiskey Company, the leading independent Irish whiskey company, has partnered with the well-known Palace Bar on Fleet Street in Dublin to launch The Palace Bar “Fourth Estate“ Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

The Palace Bar release is the latest in a range of collaborations by the Teeling Whiskey Company. It is the first release in a series of releases of Irish whiskey created exclusively for The Palace Bar.

Owned by the Aherne family since 1946, the iconic Palace Bar used to bottle their own whiskey under the Palace Bar brand – this was a commonplace practice among Dublin pubs throughout the 1940, 50’s and 60’s. However, with the development of on-site distillery bottling, this practice disappeared from Dublin in the 1970’s only to be resurrected by The Palace Bar.

The Palace Bar has since the 1940’s played host to some of Ireland’s finest literary wordsmiths, coined the Fourth Estate by the essayist Edmund Burke in 1787 to illustrate the influential power of the scribe on society.  With three of the nation’s great newspaper titles published scarcely a whiskey casks distance from Fleet Street, The Palace Bar became the social home for writers, poets, newsmen and correspondents.

As depicted on the front label from Alan Reeves 1940 illustration, this Fourth Estate Batch No. 1, in a new Historic Series of unique bottlings created exclusively for The Palace Bar, pays homage to the literary and journalistic melee that gathered beneath the stained glass windows of the Palace Bar’s back lounge.

The Palace Bar’s Willie Aherne, commented, “You can’t beat tradition – To have my Father and myself hand bottle and label our own whiskey, something my grandfather would have done in the Palace was really a special moment. This was an amazing project to work on with an Irish family owned whiskey company working with an Irish family run pub.”   

This limited edition of 1,000 bottles consists a combination of hand selected casks by Willie Aherne and Patrons of the Palace Bar and includes whiskey over 21 years old. Hand-bottled and labeled by the Aherne family at 46% with no chill-filtration allows all the true flavours of the whiskey to be retained. From its robust nose to its fully balanced array of flavours it celebrates all that is good about Irish whiskey.

Jack Teeling of the Teeling Whiskey Company commented “We are delighted to be able to work with the Palace and the Aherne family on reviving the lost tradition of Whiskey Bonders in Dublin. The Palace has been at the forefront in recent years in promoting and providing a showcase for all Irish whiskeys. We are proud to be able to work with them on releasing such a unique Irish whiskey at a time of great interest in the category”.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/teeling-whiskey-company-the-palace-bar-partner-to-create-new-whiskey-irish-whiskey-news/

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2014

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Malt Whisky YearbookThe latest Malt Whisky Yearbook 2014 arrived on my doorstep the other day. Without doubt one of the books that I look forward to most.

It is packed with information about the recent whisky year. Which new releases have hit the market, which evolutions did we see in distilleries, what’s the situation like in other countries than Scotland, etc. Apart from the data and statistics, there are +/- 60 pages with articles written by renowned whisky writers (Buxton, Maclean, Roskrow…).


Here are some of this year’s themes:

  • Emerging markets: how is whisky doing in China, India or Africa?
  • How did Scotch conquer the world during the last 150 years?
  • What’s the effect of the recent mergers and acquisitions?
  • A short history of finishing
  • Experimental small distilleries like Teeling Whiskey, Zuidam or the Italian Puni distillery
  • A social look on whisky and whisky festivals

Some of these articles are quite ‘industrial’ – overviews of people, companies, figures – not always easy reading for outsiders but very insightful nonetheless. And even when you’re not interested in the industry news, it’s an essential list of distilleries, bottlings and events.

Most books are read once and then gather dust on your shelf, but this is the kind of book you’ll keep picking up, to look up some facts and figures or simply read the interviews and articles. Ingvar Ronde does a great job editing such an in-depth overview of today’s whisky industry.

The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2014 is sold through whisky shops all over Europe, distillery visitor centres or you can buy it online for £ 14.

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/whisky-news/malt-whisky-yearbook-2014/

Taste Of Ireland: Irish Whiskey Tasting at the Dundee Dell – Irish Whiskey News


Taste Of Ireland: Irish Whiskey Tasting

This Tuesday, October 8th @ 7 pm we are having a special Irish Whiskey tasting.  Mary and Rachel are really excited because this tasting is going to be a lot of fun and who doesn’t like Irish whiskey?  🙂

If you love whiskey or trying new things, this Tasting is for you. We will have several types of Irish whiskey that we will taste and learn a lot about.  While learning about their history and production we will have a lot of fun and meet new friends!

($50 per person)

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PADDY Irish Whiskey Family


Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, the world’s leading Irish whiskey producer, has given its iconic PADDY Irish Whiskey a packaging makeover and announced the release of two new PADDY flavour variants aimed at bringing sociable millennial consumers to the Irish whiskey category.

An eye-catching new bottle for the core PADDY expression – Irish Distillers’ special three-whiskey blend of pot still whiskey, grain whiskey and malt whiskey – features new tactile embossing features to the sides of the bottle while the famous multi-coloured map of Ireland on the label is retained. Also new is a heritage endorsement flashing The Paddy Flaherty Brand in homage to the man from whom the brand takes its very name, a ‘Soft Mellow’ liquid taste profile on the neck, while a new signature of approval from original founder James Murphy demonstrates the rich history and crafted credentials of the brand.

The new PADDY flavour variants have been created with a lighter flavour profile which, coupled with a distinctive bottle design and impactful marketing campaign, aim to challenge many of the traditional perceptions of whiskey.

Available initially in the US and France from October 2013, each market will receive flavoured PADDY variants tailored to their differing consumers. The US will receive packaging with a bright modern design, bearing the names ‘Bee Sting’ and ‘Devil’s Apple’, while France will receive a more classic design focusing on the liquid as a spirit drink, bearing the names ‘Irish Honey’ and ‘Spiced Apple’.

An integrated campaign, ‘Sleep When You’re 30’, will be activated initially in the USA through a new website – www.paddywhiskey.com – plus a social media campaign, drinks strategy and advertising to reinforce the brand’s image of “Irish craic”, the Irish word for enjoyment.

Brendan Buckley, Global Innovation and Category Development Director for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, says: “It’s a very exciting time for Irish Distillers, as PADDY is our first entry into the flavoured whiskey segment.  Of course, Ireland has a long tradition of adding flavours to our whiskeys with drinks like the Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee, so PADDY Flavours is rather a natural progression. We are equally excited about introducing more consumers throughout the world to the flavour and quality of Irish whiskey and we are confident that the new look PADDY is primed for success in its launch markets”.

“With flavoured whiskey standing at more than three million cases annually and growing strongly, there is a real opportunity for us to offer something a little different that will appeal to people who already enjoy flavoured whiskey, and also recruit new consumers to the category. The ‘Sleep When You’re 30’ marketing platform will work to engage sociable twenty-somethings and encourage them to begin their Irish whiskey journey.”


About PADDY Irish Whiskey

Dating to 1779, PADDY Whiskey was originally sold under the name “Cork Distilleries Company Old Irish Whiskey”. Things began to change however when a young salesman by the name of Paddy Flaherty joined the company in 1882. Paddy was a larger than life character. As he travelled from pub to pub, he always drew a crowd as it was well known that this most generous of fellows would always stand a round in each pub he visited.

Over time, Paddy became synonymous with the whiskey and publicans began writing to the distillery asking for another case of “Paddy’s whiskey”. The name stuck, so much so that in 1913, Cork Distilleries Co. officially changed the name to PADDY Whisky. And thus 100 years ago, the PADDY brand was born.

About Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard

Irish Distillers Group was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between Irish whiskey distillers, John Power Son, John Jameson Son and the Cork Distillery Company. In an attempt to reverse the decline in Irish whiskey sales, the board of directors decided to close the existing distilleries in Cork and Dublin, and to consolidate production at a new purpose-built facility.

A site alongside the existing distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork was chosen as the location for the new distillery, as there was no room for expansion in Dublin. Both the Old Jameson Distillery and the Old Midleton Distillery currently operate as visitor centres attracting over 330,000 visitors annually. Following an early unsolicited takeover offer and one of the most protracted battles in Irish corporate history made by GrandMet, Allied-Lyons and Guinness, Irish Distillers was taken over by Pernod Ricard in June 1988 with the support of the management and employees.

Irish whiskey brands within the Irish Distillers’ portfolio include Jameson, Paddy and Powers, with Single Pot Still brands, Green Spot, Yellow Spot, Redbreast and the much-revered Midleton, which includes prestigious expressions such Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy and Midleton Very Rare, completing the line-up.


Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/irish-distillers-introduces-new-flavours-and-new-look-for-paddy-irish-whiskey-irish-whiskey-news/