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Irish whiskey distilled in Cork named best in the world

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Irish whiskey top of the pops! Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey wins top spot. GETTY Sláinte to the Irish whiskey that was awarded the World Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Editor's note: Tomorrow, May 16, is World Whiskey Day! Honoring this booming industry IrishCentral celebrates "uisce beath" ("the water of life"). Sláinte!  Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey scored a remarkable 98 points to take home the competition’s highest honor. Midleton Very Rare Berry Crockett Legacy and Jameson Cooper’s Croze were also honored.   The Midleton portfolio also saw success at the Beverage Testing Institute...

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Visitors To Irish Whiskey Distilleries Up 13% In 2018

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  The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) have today published statistics which show that there were 923,000 visitors to Irish whiskey distilleries in 2018. This marks a 13.4% increase on 2017, when visitor numbers reached 814,000. The representative body for the Irish Whiskey industry said that figures are based on returns from 13 Irish whiskey distillery visitor centres and brand homes located across the island of Ireland. “Just as Irish whiskey remains the fastest growing premium spirits category in the world, Irish whiskey distilleries are now among the fastest growing attractions in Irish tourism,” said William Lavelle, head of the Irish Whiskey...

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