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Dingle Distillery releases its first core expression - Members' News - Week 20 - 2021

May 15, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 20 2021. Dingle Distillery releases its first core expression and a Cork city gets a new food truck. Read on for more.

A new food truck has opened in Cork City

Toast, a unique food trailer, has opened on The Olde Faery Trail in the city’s Ballinlough Park. Founded by local actor and artist Sebastian Thommen, Toast serves gourmet cheese toasties and coffees from 11 am until 4 pm, Thursday - Saturday. Many GS1 Ireland members will feature on the menu, a press release says that 'Toast prides itself on sourcing quality fresh local ingredients and the menu will change weekly to make use of the best seasonal produce. Their opening gourmet sourdough toastie offering includes The Tom Durcan - Tom Durcan Spiced Beef with Toons Bridge Dairy Smoked Scamorza, Italian Mozzarella and finely chopped Spring Onion, The Three Cheese - Smoked Toons Bridge Dairy Scamorza, Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, Gubbeen Farmhouse Cheese and finely chopped Onion, The Ham & Cheese - Rosemary Ham, Smoked Toons Bridge Dairy Scamorza, Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella and finely chopped Spring Onion, and The Feta - Ardsallagh Goats Feta, Sun-dried Tomato, and Garlic Pesto. These fillings are lovingly sandwiched in between slices of artisan sourdough from local baker Declan Ryan’s Arbutus Bread, with each toastie served with a choice of Toast’s own Roasted Garlic Mayo or Ballymaloe Relish.' When lockdown restrictions are lifted, Toast will also be available for private hire for catering gigs and events and as a mobile bar for weddings.

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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.

Renley - "Renley Ltd is a well-known supplier for major distribution system operators in Ireland and the UK."

Kash Beauty - "Kash Beauty is a newly created brand by Ireland’s most-followed beauty influencer Keilidh MUA." 

Quick Pharm Solutions - "Your complete FMD solution provider"

Dairygold Health & Nutrition - "Our grass fed cows produce naturally sourced, traceable ingredients, nourishing people all around the world."

Tenter's Pub - "Come join us at our location in 1 Mill Street, The Liberties, Dublin 8 for the best of Dublin pub food while enjoying a pint, a cocktail or whatever takes your fancy"

Windzor Pharma Ireland - "Windzor Pharma is a new company that brings great quality medicines to UK doctors, to help manage their patients, and their costs."

Pro-Tray - "Electrical containment specialists"

Kinsy Cakes - "Homemade delicious cakes for private customers and other food businesses."

Smartblast - "Teeth whitening and oral care products"

Bain Capital acquires Valeo Foods

Global private investment firm, Bain Capital Private Equity, has announced that it has signed an agreement with CapVest to buy the Valeo Foods Group. Valeo’s portfolio of iconic food brands includes Jacobs, Rowse, Kettle, Odlums, Barratt, and Balconi, some of which have histories that stretch back as far as 150 years. Founded in 2010, Valeo serves 106 markets globally, produces more than 400,000 tonnes annually across its 24 manufacturing facilities, and employs more than 4,000 people. According to Bain Capital, Seamus Kearney, the current CEO of Valeo Foods will continue to head up the business alongside the existing management team. Bain Capital Private Equity noted that the transaction remains subject to approvals by the relevant regulatory authorities.

This information came from Checkout.

Wayward releases a new version of The Liberator small batch

Wayward Irish Spirits has released a new Storehouse Special, a cask strength version of The Liberator Small Batch – Double Port. In conversation with, founder Maurice O’Connell explained: “The Liberator Small Batch is our premium blend with a high (42%) malt content; the components are 2006 malt and 2010 grain from Cooley and 2015 malt and grain from Great Northern. The older Whiskeys were in ex-bourbon casks throughout, the younger ones started in bourbon and were then finished in really fresh Tawny and Ruby Port casks for between 9 and 12 months.”

The Liberator Storehouse Special is available now from specialist whiskey retailers including The Celtic Whiskey Shop and James Fox in Dublin. For every bottle of The Liberator Irish Whiskey sold in May and June a donation will be made to Reforestation Nation to plant a tree in Killarney, following the devastating fires in Killarney National Park.

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Perfuze announces CE mark and treats first patients with Millipede 088 catheter

Neurovascular medical device company Perfuze, which is headquartered in Galway, has announced that the first five acute ischaemic stroke patients have been treated with its Millipede 088 clot aspiration catheter, having received CE mark approval for the device in February of this year. “Our initial experience with the device has been very positive,” said interventional neuroradiologist John Thornton (Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland), who performed the first case. “Our super bore aspiration technology has the potential to increase the rate of first pass TICI 3 thrombectomies while saving time—both of which may translate into better clinical outcomes for stroke patients,” said Perfuze CEO Wayne Allen.

This information came from Perfuze.

Zeus announces €15m investment in Aldar Tissue

Zeus Packaging has announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue, the Dublin-based toilet paper manufacturer. The Irish-owned independent packaging manufacturer and distributor acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019, as part of a three-year €40million acquisition strategy.  Zeus is set to invest €10 million in the construction of a new production facility in Rathcoole, providing a purpose-built facility to relocate and expand existing production. A further €5 million will be invested in two state-of-the-art production lines. The new facility will enable Aldar to quadruple capacity and introduce new premium brands to large retailers across the island of Ireland along with exporting to customers in the UK & Europe.

This information came from Checkout.

Dingle Distillery releases first core expression

Dingle Distillery has released its first core whiskey expression, Dingle Single Malt. 50,000 bottles of the triple distilled Dingle Single Malt have been produced and will be sold in Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, China and the US. The distillery expects to produce 100,000 bottles of Dingle Single Malt, and half a million bottles across the distillery’s portfolio, by 2023. The spirit is matured in PX Sherry (61%) and Bourbon (39%) first fill casks and comprising predominantly of six to seven-year-old spirit. The distillery’s water source is its own well, 240 metres below ground. Priced at €55 (RRP) per 70cl bottle, the new whiskey (46.3% ABV) is available to purchase now at,, Celtic Whiskey Shop and in independent off-licenses nationwide. 

This information came from and Dublin Live.

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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