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A Cork distillery launches its visitor experience

Jul 6, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news. This week, a Cork distillery launches its visitor experience. Read on for more.

Rebel City Distillery launches distillery tour

Rebel City Distillery, makers of the multi-award-winning Maharani Gin, have officially launched the Rebel City Distillery Tour in the repurposed Ford Car Factory in Cork. The tour gives visitors insight into the distilling and blending processes that created the brand's first product, Maharani Gin, and their soon-to-be-released Absinthe. The founders were joined by Deputy Lord Mayor Damian Boylan to officially launch the tours. The Absinthe, which will be Ireland's only publicly available one, is distilled on-site in small batches using a base recipe that Rebel City discovered in a French book dated 1871. Tours will run each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Rebel City Distillery Unit. Tickets cost €25 and are available to purchase here.

This information came from Checkout Magazine.

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.

NRG'S Indian Imports - "NRG's Indian Imports is among the leading food distribution companies in Ireland."

Tanny Maxx - "The idea behind Tannymaxx isn't to promise you any fake tan magic but to give you a real, healthy, beautiful, brown tan."

Thaiger Restaurants - "The art of Thai Cuisine"

Litt-Trading - "LED light bulbs - curated for your space"

Abbott Rapid DX Galway (ARDG) - "Helping you live your best life through good health."

Lockdown Beards - "You Need A Beard Routine"

John Lane and Son (Tralee) - "John Lane & Sons is a third generation family-run wholesale food distributor business, which has been in operation in Munster since the 1930s."

Bergin Artisan Chicken

Multyfarnham Cookery School - "Learn to cook like a chef, at home!"

Damilola Afolabi

Love Honey - "Honey Farm where we produce the finest of honey for sale."

Electric Bike Store - "We supply affordable RKS EU Certified e-Bikes to your door."

BIM Coordinators Summit - "A celebration of excellence and digital innovation in architecture, engineering & construction."

The Head Plan launches a new finance journal

The Head Plan recently launched its latest planner, The Head Plan Finance Journal. This 12-month financial journal helps users to take control of their finances and create better money habits for financial health & overall wellbeing. The journal helps users track their spending and gain control over their money habits. The journal has sections devoted to;

  • Monthly tracking of spending
  • Budget planning 
  • Progress trackers 
  • A financial review
  • Financial goal-setting pages
  • Coaching & Guidance

The Head Plan Finance (€32.00) is shipping internationally from and via retail partners, Arnotts and Brown Thomas.

This information came from Shemazing.

Porterhouse collaborates to launch coffee-infused stout

Porterhouse Brew Co. and Silverskin Coffee recently teamed up to create a limited-edition aged coffee stout. The beer resulting from the collaboration is said to be 'smooth tasting with a distinctive coffee aroma, the stout has hints of chocolate, toffee and vanilla alongside roasted coffee.' Available online, in-store and in selected off licences, the Aged Coffee Stout (ABV 13%) is priced at RRP €7.00 per 440ml can and is available for a limited time with only 7,000 cans produced. 

This information came from Dublin Live.

Team Kinnegar raise money for Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and RNLI

The Kinnegar brewing team recently raised money for the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and the RNLI by moving non-stop for 24 hours. The team challenged themselves to have one member of the team moving for a full day of running, cycling, swimming, hiking, power walking and weightlifting. They raised over €750 for good causes for their full day and night of effort. 

This information came from Donegal Daily. 

Lough Gill whiskey sold to Sazerac

Lough Gill Distillery in Co Sligo, has announced its acquisition by Sazerac. Sazerac is one of the world’s largest distilled spirits companies, with premium brands such as Buffalo Trace bourbon, Paddy Irish whiskey, Michael Collins Irish whiskey and Southern Comfort. Under the deal’s terms, the Sazerac company will fully develop the 100-acre site, the original demesne of Hazelwood House, to create a world-class distillery and visitor attraction centre. The single malt distillery was commissioned in 2019 after a four-year development project. It uses state-of-the art equipment and energy-capture technology to produce high-quality single-malt whiskey, with minimal impact on the environment. 

This information came from The Law Society Gazette.

Clonakilty Distillery announces sustainability commitments

Clonakilty Distillery has announced a number of environmental sustainability commitments for the coming years. The first is to reduce their overall energy usage and eliminate the use of single-use plastic in their whiskey packaging by the end of 2022. They are also aiming to increase biodiversity in Clonakilty by working with the local community to provide food and habitat for native birds, bees, and insects. The company is also set to plant over 100 mature trees and 400 natural hedgerows and shrubs by next year, as well as establishing a permanent wildflower meadow.

 Other sustainability commitments are listed below.

  • Reducing average glass weight by 15% by the end of 2022.
  • Introducing a minimum of 40% recycled glass in standard bottles by 2025.
  • 100% of packaging materials will be reusable, recyclable and/or compostable by 2025.
  • By 2023, 100% of production will take place in the local area and community. This will involve processes such as blending, bottling, and packaging.

This information came from Hospitality Ireland.

Blackwater Distillery looks for crowdfunding €400k investment

The Waterford-based business, well known for its gin and vodka, plans to release its own whiskey later this year Blackwater Distillery is looking to raise €400,000 on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform to increase its production. The Waterford-based distillery, which produces gin, vodka and traditional pot still Irish whiskey plans to release its first whiskey in the coming months and is looking for investment to help with production.

This information came from The Business Post.

Keohane Seafood collaborates with Lidl on sustainable packaging

Keohane Seafood products boast innovative new packaging thanks to a Lidl initiative. Lidl has become the first retailer in Ireland to announce the launch of Prevented Ocean Plastic (POP) fresh food packaging. This packaging uses ‘ocean-bound plastic’, plastic that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean, recycles it and reintroduces it into packaging. Lidl has moved five of Keohane’s fresh fish products into this eco-friendly new packaging. This initiative forms part of Lidl’s overall commitment to ensure that 50% of their packaging is made from recycled materials by 2025. In another first, Lidl is set to become the first retailer in Ireland to carry products with GGN certification. The GGN consumer label will be applied to seven Keohane Seafoods fresh salmon lines. The label offers consumers relevant assurance about the responsible farming of these products. All products bearing the label were produced in line with responsible farming practices that cover food safety, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, traceability, and workers’ well-being.

This information came from The Southern Star.

Nutritics launches carbon emissions calculator for the food industry

Nutrition software developer Nutritics has launched Foodprint, a new system which allows hospitality and food service businesses to estimate their carbon emissions and water use. The technology provides businesses with a solution to understand, manage and report on the carbon footprint of their food purchases, how it is trending over time and how changes are affecting the environment. Alongside this, foodservice businesses can use Foodprint technology to add a carbon footprint score to packaging, dishes and marketing materials and communicate this with customers and clients. The software can facilitate the design of circular menus, and optimise menus to be tailored towards low environmental impact options. The technology combines Nutritics’ food data and menu management expertise to develop a proprietary technology that automatically matches foods to peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data sources and calculates the environmental impact of their recipes and dishes, with a specific focus on the country of origin and national food supply chains. Foodprint provides foodservice businesses with metrics and insights into the impact of the food they serve, from field to fork, and supports environmentally-conscious decisions related to their dishes. For more information on FoodPrint, check out the Nutritics website.

This information came from Catering Insight.

Dingle Distillery launches new cask investment programme

Dingle Distillery has launched its new cask investment programme Descendants 2022 Cask Edition. The sale of full barrels of distilled spirit has opened to potential investors for the first time. The Descendants Cask Programme gives individuals, groups, and businesses the opportunity to become one of only 100 ‘Descendants’ – cask owners in the 2022 Cask Edition. Investors have the option to purchase casks filled with single pot still whiskey, in addition to single malt. The 2022 Edition will be hand-crafted to the exacting standards of our Master Distiller, Graham Coull. Descendants will have the choice to mature their spirit in Bourbon, Pedro Ximenez (PX) Sherry, or Palo Cortado casks over a minimum of an 8-year period. For more information on the Descendents Cask Programme, check out the Dingle Distillery website.

This information came from Radio Kerry.

HealthBeacon launches integrated Smart Scale

Healthbeacon, the digital therapeutics company that develops products for managing injectable medications for patients in the home, has announced the launch of its new product, the Smart Scale. The Smart Scale allows patients to add weight monitoring to its Injection Care Management System (ICMS). The connected weight scale tracks weight progression, providing clinical teams with insights into specific medication outcomes. There are millions of patients across the globe that self-administer injectable medications in the home, and many require their weight to be carefully managed and monitored. HealthBeacon’s integrated Smart Scale syncs with its ICMS, helping patients improve adherence to therapies and providing healthcare practitioners with access to important data. HealthBeacon provides each member of its ICMS with a Smart Sharps Bin, a companion app, a waste management service, and now, the integrated Smart Scale. The system increases adherence by as much as 26% and persistence by 19% according to peer-reviewed research.  It is expected that the HealthBeacon Smart Scale will become available to HealthBeacon patients in the autumn. The announcement of the launch of HealthBeacon’s Smart Scale was made at the annual MAGIC conference in Chicago, the largest patient conference for children with growth disorders. The monitoring of weight progression is of particular importance to children living with growth disorders.

This information came from Tech Buzz Ireland.

Belle Hair Extensions Galways wins RSVP Hair Award

GS1 Ireland member, Belle Hair Extensions Galway, picked up the award for Best Hair Extensions Salon in Connaught. The company provides clip hair extensions that can be coloured and styled just like your own hair. The RSVP Hair Awards recognise the best salons, suppliers and products in the hair industry.

This information came from RSVP 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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