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Irish whiskey passport launched - Members' News - Week 34 - 2021

Aug 26, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 34 2021. This week, the Irish whiskey passport is launched and a Cork distiller adopts a roundabout. Read on for more.

New ‘Irish Whiskey Passport’ launched

IrishWhiskey360° has launched the new 'Irish Whiskey Passport' as part of its summer campaign to encourage Irish staycationers to ‘Discover Ireland’s Whiskey Distilleries’. The initiative is part of the Irish Whiskey Association tourism initiative. Many Irish distilleries offer visitor experiences such as self-guided tours, outdoor tastings and cocktail experiences. The IrishWhiskey360° Passport represents a unique record of your journey through Irish whiskey distilleries whereby visitors can collect stamps at every distillery on their journey. Visitors who collect six stamps can become an IrishWhiskey360° Champion with special rewards (to be announced). Many GS1 Ireland members are taking part in the initiative including Teeling Whiskey, Dingle Distillery, Clonakilty Distillery and more.

This information came from Drinks Industry Ireland.

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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.

Foxes Bow Whiskey - "Release 1 - Available this September"

Phytaphix - "We create whole-food, plant based nutrition products based on the research and expertise of our founder, Dr. Conor Kerley."

Peachy Lean - "Leggings that are high waisted, super comfy, bum-sculpting, squat-proof support that lifts you up and never lets you down."

Hughes Agriculture and Farming - "A family run business in the South East of Ireland where we grow and pack our own fresh food produce."

No Meat

Isol8 Healthcare 

Rockchapel Dry Gin

Sodra Wood (Ireland) - "Södra is Sweden's largest forest owners association and an international forest industry group where operations are based on the processing of members forest raw material."

West Cork Distillers adopts a roundabout

Roundabouts in Co. Cork are being offered up for ‘adoption’ and the spaces are available to companies to advertise. West Cork Distillers is the latest business to have taken the council up on the offer and has adopted a roundabout at Marsh Road on the N71 and has used a collection of whiskey barrels to promote the business at the busy junction. Cork County Council allows local businesses and community groups to sponsor the landscaping and maintenance of roundabouts for a set period of time. As a result of this new scheme, three roundabouts in Skibbereen have been given a makeover, courtesy of local businesses.

This information came from The Southern Star.

Stillgarden launches personalised bottles

Stillgarden’s Distillers are now offering personalised labels for their Edition Gin, Early Harvest Vodka or one of their Signature Cocktails (all 500mls). Anything can be written on the bottles, such as a name, occasion date, age, or special message making it perfect for a wedding present, milestone birthday or a special anniversary. The bottles can be sold individually for €35 or as part of a gift box set with two glasses, two mixers and two Garden Session vouchers for €55. Stillgarden is now also offering 5cl party favour minis, ideal for wedding favours of goodie bags. Prices start at €5 per mini, with discounts available for large orders.

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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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