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Red Earl Whiskey launched in China - Members' News - Week 09 - 2021

Mar 1, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 09 2021. Red Earl Whiskey launched in China and Burren Smokehouse launches their St Patrick's Day hamper. Read on for more.

Digital Business Ireland National Digital Awards 2020

Congratulations to GS1 Ireland member, Jump Juice Bars, who were runners up in the inaugural Digital Business Ireland National Digital Awards 2020. Over 300 businesses and individuals entered the awards series across 13 categories with the finalists gathering for the virtual awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster Jonathan Healy last week.


New Members this Week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

The Better Buideal

Oliver Corbett Free Range Eggs 

LP Hogan 

Roads Luxury Group - "Roads is a modern perfume brand, founded by Danielle Ryan in 2013."

The Hungry Vegan - "quality, fresh, tasty plant-based food, packed in eco-friendly sourced packaging"

Blue Star Coffee - "barista products, coffee and coffee equipment"



E-Zey Electric Scooters - "High Performance, Extremely Durable, High Speed, Lightweight Electric Scooters"

IM Direct Marketing Network

Vodafone Ireland picks up Business & Finance Award

Vodafone Ireland picked up the "Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Award" at the Business & Finance Awards in association with KPMG Ireland which was held virtually last week. The award was established as part of the Business & Finance Awards programme to recognise a company with Irish operations that is at the forefront of improving the lives of its employees. The award was presented by Seamus Hand, Managing Partner at KPMG Ireland, to Anne O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland.

This information came from Business & Finance.

Kinsale Spirit Company commences exports to China

The Kinsale Spirit Company has starting exporting Kinsale Gin and Red Earl Irish whiskey products to China from Cork port. The company already exports to the US market. Last year, Kinsale Gin won three international awards – Gin of the Year, Gin Producer of the Year, and a Double Gold. Congratulations to the Kinsale Spirit Company for making the leap from local to global.

This information came from The Irish Examiner.

Burren Smokehouse launch St Patrick's Day hamper

Burren Smokehouse have launched their St Patrick's Day hamper which contains chocolate, gouda cheese, oatcakes, and Keogh’s shamrock and sour cream crisps, as well as three types of organic smoked salmon. There is also a candle with an Irish fireside scent and a card with a QR code that takes you to a YouTube playlist of traditional music from the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The cost of the hamper is €85 plus delivery. Order before March 14 for delivery by St Patrick’s Day on their website

JJ Corry whiskey strikes US distribution deal

Irish whiskey bonder JJ Corry has struck an exclusive importation and distribution deal in the United States. The company behind the JJ Corry brand, Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey, was founded by Louise McGuane in 2015 on her family farm in Co Clare. The company has raised in excess of €1m in funding and its products will now be distributed in America by Trinity Beverage Group. Trinity Beverage’s reach extends over 50 states and 88 distributors in the United States. Congratulations JJ Corry.

This information came from the Independent.

Tesco to stock Simply Fit Food products in Irish stores

Simply Fit Food, a supplier of healthy ready meals, has secured a listing with Tesco Ireland. The company, founded by Evelyn Garland and Luke Judge and acquired by Newry food manufacturer, Around Noon, last year, will supply its range of Power Bowls to a number of Tesco stores in the Republic of Ireland. It is the first listing the company has secured with Tesco Ireland. Congratulations to Simply Fit Food on their success.

This information came from Checkout.

Clonakilty Minke Sloe Gin Named Best in Class at The World Gin Awards 

West-Cork based Clonakilty Distillery has won Best Irish Sloe Gin at the World Gin Awards in London. Following a blind tasting by a panel of expert judges, Minke Sloe Gin beat stiff competition ato take home the award. Ewan Paterson, Visitor Experience Manager at the distillery also received “Highly Commended” in the “Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year”, category. Congratulations Clonakilty Distillery.

Lir launches Baileys cupcakes in time for Mother's Day

Lir have launched their Baileys chocolate cupcakes in time for Mother's Day. They come in four flavours; red velvet, double chocolate, Baileys Original and strawberries and cream. Each cake is combined with Baileys, encased in a chocolate shell and topped with an icing swirl. You can buy the cupcakes online here or in selected retail stores. They have also launched their new Bailey's Luxe Mini Eggs for Easter and you can get them online now.

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.

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