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# Whiskey

    # booze control
    A €17 million expansion is set to create 30 new whiskey bottling jobs
    A serious expansion of a bottling facility in Clondalkin is set to create 30 new jobs.
    # more than a teeling
    7 expert tips to get the most from your whiskey drinking
    We need to know this.
    # Uisce beatha
    10 places every whiskey lover needs to visit in Ireland
    The water of life.
    # Richard Overton
    Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)
    Richard Overton fought in World War II.
    # acting chops
    Michael Owen is fishing for an Oscar with this dramatic turn in a Chinese whiskey ad
    Regrettably, he is probably typecast from his BT commentary days.
    # craft distiller
    What's the story with white whiskey?
    Are we looking at the next big thing in craft drinks?
    # spirit swap
    A famous Irish whiskey is going Mexican after swap deal with Jose Cuervo tequila
    Diageo in return is to acquire Tequila Don Julio outright.
    # coopering
    The last craft: Ever wondered how a cask is made? Here's how
    Coopering is the ancient craft of cask-making that requires a lot of skill.
    # dangerous drinking
    Idiot drinks entire bottle of whiskey in 15 seconds in potentially fatal stunt
    Doctors are warning people not to try and recreate the viral video. Please don’t.
    # penny in the jar
    'Largest ever' fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery
    Nephin Distillery is hoping to raise €114,000 over the next 35 days.
    # high spirits
    Americans are acquiring a taste for Jameson - but it's not so bright at home
    Sales are up nearly 10% in America, but are struggling at home.
    # tried and tasted
    BOD takes a punt on whiskey company
    The former Ireland captain has invested in an Irish whiskey distillery.
    # make mine a double
    The government needs to rethink its approach to whiskey (and not the stuff in the Dáil bar)
    The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee has been told that the high level of excise duty on spirits is putting the livelihoods of 12,000 families and a €1bn injection into the Irish economy at risk.
    # Prime Numbers
    Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers
    Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?
    # Drop in
    New Irish Whiskey Museum to get €150,000 of Government funding
    St. Patrick’s Cathedral will also recive funds through Fáilte Ireland.
    # Steep drop
    High spirits: Jameson sales up 13 per cent
    Irish whiskey brand outperforms Pernod Ricard stable mates.
    # in high spirits
    Whiskey's going to be bringing a lot of dosh to Ireland over the next 10 years...
    15 new distilleries are to be developed across Ireland over the next decade, plus an Irish Whiskey Association has been set up.
    # harmful
    Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination
    The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.
    # Holy Spirits
    €5m distillery planned for Dublin church
    Multinational animal feed player to build distillery on site of St James’s church where Daniel O’Connell laid foundation stone.
    # hic
    Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum
    Up to 230,000 visitors are expected to museum where Irish whiskey brands old and new will be exhibited.
    # Tears
    This heartwarming whiskey ad will make you feel feelings
    The Reader is fast going viral, for a good reason.
    # Whiskey
    Kim Jong-Un may be sipping some Irish whiskey right now
    The North Korean premier received whiskey as a gift from Paddy Power. The company said it was confident it had not broken UN sanctions.
    # Whiskey
    Sod is turned on Tullamore Dew distillery
    The whiskey manufacturer will return home to a new facility, creating 200 construction jobs and 25 jobs after completion.
    # Whiskeyleaks
    American officials in Brussels tell HQ: 'The British are watering our whiskey'
    The things you find in Wikileaks…
    # need to know
    The Evening Fix...now with added evil Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Things we learned, loved and shared today…
    # Pressies
    Queen Elizabeth gave a nice bottle of whiskey to Enda Kenny in 2011
    Find out what presents Enda Kenny has received since taking office… including a €5k famine painting from Michael Flatley.
    # Whiskey
    VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
    The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.
    # high spirits
    Caretaker accused of drinking $100,000 worth of rare whiskey
    The vintage spirit was about 100 years old.
    # high spirits
    New whiskey distillery in Dingle to create 25 jobs
    It will be the first purpose built whiskey distillery in over 200 years in Ireland.
    # Cheers
    Forty-eight million bottles of Jameson being sold every year
    Whiskey from the Midleton distillery in Cork is one of Ireland’s greatest export successes.
    # Prime Numbers
    Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers
    How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?
    # clink
    Bottoms up: Jameson sales hit new all-time record
    Pernot Ricard says sales of the whiskey were up by 15 per cent in the last year – with over 35 million litres sold.
    # stout of order
    Aussie newspaper apologises for 'drunken Irish' article on Olympics
    Sports writer Peter Hanlon has said he is “deeply sorry”.
    # Whiskey
    Figures show sales of Irish whiskey on the rise in the US
    Irish whiskey is the perfect tipple for the whiskey novice according to one expert.
    Jameson sales revenues soar by 25 per cent in six months
    Sales figures from Pernod Ricard for the second half of 2011 show soaring sales of the popular Irish whiskey.
    # Whiskey
    Sláinte! Irish distillery bought for €73million
    The Cooley distillery, Ireland’s last remaining independent whiskey maker, has been bought by US giant Beam.
    # Whiskey
    Distillery forced to expand as world drinks more Irish whiskey
    The Jameson distillery in Midleton, Co Cork is now running at full capacity to service global demand. Some 60 jobs will be created in the expansion.
    # Bottoms Up
    Elbow have announced their own ale...here's 7 more celebrity alcohol brands
    Willie Nelson’s whiskey, Dan Aykroyd’s wine and Dr. Dr’s cognac…
    # Crime
    Gardaí investigate theft of whiskey worth €270,000
    A consignment of ‘Finnegan Whiskey’, which isn’t sold in Ireland, is stolen from a premises in Carlingford, Co Louth.
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