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Irish Distillers announce plans for a €250m Cork distillery - Members' News

Sep 16, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news. This week, Irish Distillers announce plans for a €250m Cork distillery. Read on for more.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin nominated for US award

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, made by The Shed Distillery in Co. Leitrim has been nominated for the 'Spirit of the Year' award in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s annual Wine Star Award in the US. The awards recognise “individuals and companies that make outstanding contributions to the wine and alcohol beverage world”, according to Wine Enthusiast’s website. The winners will be announced at an event in January 2023.

This information came from The Irish Times.

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.

Fulfil Holdings - "Tasty high protein, low sugar bars, packed with 9 vitamins."

TMC Pharma (EU) - "A Unique Global Pharmaceutical Development Organisation Providing a Full Range of Expert Pharma/Biotech Support Services"

AquaSource Algae Group - "AquaSource is committed to promoting health using natural source ingredients and making a wide variety of high-quality nutritional and natural beauty products available to everyone."

Seif El Din Desouki

Always Breathe 

Spectrum Hearing Protection - "We provide affordable, high-quality hearing protection for musicians and music lovers alike. Keeping your ears safe shouldn’t diminish your enjoyment of live music."

Melt Your Day Away - "Hand-made soy wax melts and highly scented candles"

An Garraí Glas - "Gno Úr -glasrai baile do mhuintir na h-aite agus do chuairteoirí."

Food Works seeking applications

The Food Works programme is now seeking applications from start-up food and drinks businesses interested in taking part in 2023. The initiative, which was developed for early-stage food and drink brands in Ireland, has helped raise over €6.5 million in funding over the last 10 years. Backed by government agencies Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, over 100 Irish companies have joined the programme since its inception in 2012, including established brands such as Wicklow Wolf, Nobó, Lismore Food Company, Fiid and Thanks Plants. Successful applicants can receive feasibility grant funding of up to €35,000 as part of the programme as well as assistance with strategy, finance, product development and communications. Applications for next year’s intake close on December 2nd. To apply, go to

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Dublin's Cupcake Bloke launches his first book

Graham Herterich, also known as The Cupcake Bloke, recently launched his first cookbook, "Bake: Traditional Irish Baking with Modern Twists". The book includes traditional recipes that will be familiar to Irish bakers but with modern influences, inspirations, and ingredients. Graham founded The Cupcake Bloke in 2012 and opened his first retail store, The Bakery in Rialto, in 2018. He is a Bosch product ambassador and the winner of several awards, including many Blas na hÉireann and Chef Ireland Awards. The book features 100 recipes including ones for soda bread, tarts, porter cake as well as jambon, cheesecakes and fifteens which are given a modern twist with ingredients such as advieh to zhug. "Bake: Traditional Irish Baking with Modern Twists" by Graham Herterich, published by Nine Bean Rows, is available from 8th September for €25, at all good bookshops and many independent retailers around the country as well as online at

This information came from Irish Central.

Irish Distillers to build €250m Cork distillery

Irish Distillers plan to build a €250 million distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork, to meet the growing demand for their products. The new distillery, which will be located on a 55-acre site and connected to the existing distillery, is set to produce a number of Irish whiskeys, including Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness. The site will be carbon neutral and distil pot still and grain whiskeys. Irish Distillers have stated that the company is expected to increase Midleton Distillery’s requirement for barely and malted barley by up to 50%Construction is expected to start next year, and once completed, the distillery will create up to 100 new jobs for the region, with plans for it to be operational in 2025.

This information came from FoodBev.

HealthBeacon launches HB Smart Pills™ Solution

HealthBeacon plc has launched its new HB Smart Pills Management System (“HB Smart Pills”). The device is designed to fit into a patient’s home and helps patients manage and monitor up to nine oral medications. The innovative HB Smart Pills solution notifies the patient when prescription refills are required and records visual images of pill containers to ascertain medication adherence. The launch follows the company’s recent addition of the integrated HB Smart Scale and its partnership with the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. The new product will be available through the company’s existing distribution channels next year. 

This information came from Irish Tech News.

Finalists of the Irish Made Awards announced

Finalists of the Irish Made Awards have been announced. The awards are open to businesses producing and making products in Ireland across a range of areas including fashion, food, beauty and gifts. The awards celebrate local producers and craftspeople.  Among the finalists are many GS1 Ireland members including Dublin Herbalists, Dingle Sea Salt and Nunaïa. Votes have been cast by the public and winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony at the Morrisson Hotel in October. The overall winner will receive a prize worth €20,000.

This information came from Radio Kerry.

Blanco Niño and Leamhain release limited edition ice creams

Premium Irish tortilla chip brand, Blanco Niño, and vegan ice-cream brand, Leamhain, are teaming up to create an exclusive, limited run of premium vegan ice cream flavours. The first flavour revealed is Toasted Blanco Niño Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips, Blueberry Jam Swirl, Sea Salt Tortilla Brittle Caramel And Blondie Crumble. Blanco Niño Lightly Salted, Chilli & Lime and Blue Corn are the inspiration behind three special edition flavours. Each flavour will be limited to 25 litres and available exclusively from Leamhain’s Scoop Shop in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. One scoop costs €4.50 and two scoops cost €5.90. Available for a limited time only from Leamhain Scoop Shop, Saint Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre Floor 1 food court, Dublin. Additional flavours will be revealed on Leamhain’s Instagram in the coming weeks as Dublin gets set to enjoy warmer than average temperatures in September.

This information came from FFT Magazine.

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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