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Just a quick note for anyone thinking of attending the Royal Mile Whiskies-sponsored Whisky Fringe in Edinburgh August 12-14. Tickets go on sale this Thursday (May 5) at NOON BST (7am New York time, 1pm Central European Time)...and always sell out immediately!
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Here's an update to our story on the likely sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey to Sazerac...which has been working on the revival of the Michael Collins Irish Whiskey brand since buying the rights last year.
According to Sazerac CEO Mark Brown, “our plans on Michael Collins are moving forward on schedule, we are in the middle of the packaging development work as we speak. Whiskey inventories are solid.”
Sazerac's plans have been to revive Michael Collins using previously acquired Irish Whiskey stocks, but would still need a long-term source of bulk whiskey. Both Sazerac and Irish Distillers declined to answer a direct question on whether their negotiations include a supply of bulk whiskey for Michael Collins in addition to the production deal for Paddy going forward.
May 3, 2016 – Pappy and Paddy in the same family? That’s the likely outcome as Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and Sazerac announced that the two companies are negotiating terms of a sal…