Wednesday October 21, 2020

Irish spirits had boom in 2019 but growth ‘reversed by Covid’

Industry report highlights increases in domestic sales and exports last year but warns that sector has since been hit by hospitality closures

1st October, 2020
Sales of Irish whiskey were up 1.5 per cent in 2019. Picture: Getty

The country’s spirits producers have been significantly impacted by Covid-19, according to a new report.

The pandemic has had an effect on production, exports and sales due to the closure of the hospitality sector, according to Irish Spirits Markets Report launched today.

The report, published by Drinks Ireland Spirits, the Ibec trade association which represents the spirits sector, details the sector’s performance at a time when the economy...

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