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Glendalough named Irish Distillery of the Year - Members' News

Jul 1, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 04 2022. This week, Glendalough is named Irish Distillery of the Year. Read on for more.

Glendalough named Irish Distillery of the Year at New York Spirits Competition

Glendalough Distillery has been named the Irish Distillery of the Year at the New York International Spirits Competition. The company also received Double Gold for its new Mizunara Single Malt and Double Barrel whiskeys and Gold for its Wild Rose Irish Gin. Glendalough’s 7-year-old Mizunara single malt whiskey is aged in Japanese Mizunara casks from the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Its double barrel whiskey is aged in both American oak Bourbon barrels and Spanish oak Oloroso barrels, giving it both elements of "sweet honey and smooth vanilla flavours" as well as "dried fruit, and nutty flavours". Glendalough’s Wild Rose Irish Gin received a gold award. The New York International Spirits Competition was founded in 2010 and in 2022 it received 1400 submissions from over 39 countries. Glendalough Distillery was founded in 2011 and has become part of Mark Anthony Brands International.

This information came

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.

Ocumetra - "Comprehensive evidence-based myopia treatment analytics. Intuitive decision support metrics delivered via our pioneering, patent-pending, monitoring tool - the Refractogram."

New Era Spirits - "The world's first open-source whiskey company"

Clogrennane Lime - "Helping you harness the unique power of lime"

Clonbroney Product Designs

Common Lines By Brothers - "Common Lines is an Irish design led brand by brothers Adam & Zach Hand."

HFM Care - "HFM Care Ltd was formed to bring innovative cleaning and hygiene products to the market."

Earth Food - "Artisan Chocolatier"

Thanks Plants received €400,000 investment from Redesdale

Vegan food company Thanks Plants has secured an investment of €400,000 from venture capital firm Redesdale. Thanks Plants makes vegetarian frankfurters, sausages and roasts which sell in SuperValu, Tesco and many independent shops. The exact figure in question is unclear, but understood to be in the region of €400,000. Aisling Cullen founded Thanks Plants two years ago and the company now sells its products in 170 stores. The companby is currently based in Dublin. Rose Hynes, who is a former She is a former board member of a number of companies including Bank of Ireland, Fyffes plc, Aer Lingus Group plc and Concern will join Thanks Plants’ board as chairwoman. Redesdale’s backers include Enterprise Ireland, Musgrave, Coca-Cola, Monaghan Mushrooms, Lord Abbett and Tate & Lyle.

This information came from The Irish Times.

Kinnegar wins gold at the World Beer Cup in Minneapolis

Kinnegar Brewery in Co. Donegal recently won a gold award at the World Beer Cup 2022 in Minneapolis. The competitiion received over 10,000 entries and only handed over 103 awards. Kinnegar Black Bucket Rye IPA won in the American-Style Black Ale/American-Style Stout category. 

This information came from The Irish Times.

Two young Mayo founders appear on Junior Cert business exam

Richard Grimes and Peter Timlin, who set up Pure Clothing in 2020, were recently the subject of a junior cert business exam question. The pair have their branded hoodies, tracksuit bottoms and hats stocked in Arnotts Dublin department store. The company has grown exponentially over the last two years, as they now have over 72,000 followers across Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.  They are also stocked in EJ Menswear in Sligo and are currently fitting out a van to act as a pop-up shop to take Pure Clothing on the road.

This information came from the Western People.

GLAS returns in July

The Garden Landscape and Amenity Sportsturf (GLAS) trade show returns on the 21st July 9 am - 5 pm at the National Basketball Arena following a three-year hiatus. The theme of this year's event is ‘Your industry. Your event.’ The show will be a valuable source of training, sales and networking opportunities for those in the industry. Key topics this year include sustainable practice, the future of growing media, tackling the millennial & Gen Z gardener, the changing face of retail and eCommerce, green city initiatives, smart technology, career development, upskilling and more.

This information came from Glas Ireland.

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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