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Gruppo Campari offloads Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist to Heaven Hill Brands

Heaven Hill's purchase includes the Irish Mist honey liqueur Gruppo Campari has sold its Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist brands to Heaven Hill Brands for US$165m.The company said today the brands, which Campari acquired in 2010, will be sold through the divestment of subsidiary TJ Carolan & Son. The unit controls the Carolans Irish Cream and Irish Mist range, which comprises Irish Mist Liqueur and Irish Mist Whiskey.Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said the sale of the three brands was...

This Calls for a Toast! Ireland Takes Home 3 Gold Medals from the International Wine & Spirit Competition!

The quality of Irish drinks was acknowledged with 66 medals including 3 Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017.Currently on its 48th edition, the IWSC was created by wine chemist Anton Massel, who in 1969 had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis.Tullamore Dew 12 YO Special Reserve was highlighted with an Outstanding Gold Medal.Two other spirits also...

Classic Cocktailist: Beer Cocktails For Summer

When summer heats up, many cocktail drinkers will take a pass on their favorite mixed drink and reach for a beer. But depending on the occasion, the availability of ingredients and the inspiration, a beer-based cocktail can be a sublime experience. Whether it’s a lemonade and lager shandy for hot afternoons on the balcony, or whiskey, Irish cream, and Guinness in a dimly lit pub, beer cocktails have been around for as long as beer itself. But an ever-inventive cocktail city combined with the...

Cool-Weather Cocktails on the First Coast

Toast your vacation with cocktails from the area's best bars and restaurants, plus hot stops on the A1A Cocktail Trail.Expert mixologists on the First Coast are ready to make your vacation a festive foray. Whether you’re dining or just sipping and socializing, consider one of these extraordinary cocktail options with cool-weather flavors, ranging from fruit and cinnamon, pepper and herbs and chocolate and coffee.A1A Cocktail TrailNew this year is the AIA Cocktail Trail, a program sponsored by...