Dublin, April 4th, 2018 – Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines, and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, today announced that Jameson has been listed at number 11 on Impact’s Top 100 Premium Spirits’ brands worldwide a jump of four places when compared to the previous year. Jameson also debuted at number six on Impact’s annual Hot Brands list, which recognises the industry’s top growth drivers.
The annual report, which compiled the global research for the drinks executive Shanken News Daily, also listed Jameson at number 31 on the list of Top 100 Spirits Brands’ (Premium and Non-Premium), up from 38 last year, and number 11 on the Top 100 Growth Brands’ in the premium spirits sector worldwide.
Commenting on the announcement, Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO said: As these impressive rankings on Impact’s Top 100 Spirits’ reports demonstrate, the great growth story of Jameson continues. At Irish Distillers we are incredibly proud to lead the sustained growth of an iconic Irish product that is truly loved the world over. Jameson has been driving the growth of the Irish whiskey category for the past 28 years, and it continues to thrive with double or triple digit growth in 80 markets across the world.
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About Irish Distillers
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 28 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 6.5m cases in 2017. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 71 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.
Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Since 2012, we have invested over 250m to double our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.
We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin.