The most influential people in Irish whiskey

15th March, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Aoife Keane

Aoife-KeaneEstablished in 2014, the Irish Whiskey Association was launched to support the growth of the industry’s exports – which are expected to double by 2020. Aoife Keane was appointed head of the trade body, while Bernard Walsh, MD of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, was appointed chairman.

Representing the interests of the sector, as well as pioneering growth and innovation, Keane is sure to play a crucial part in the future development of Irish whiskey. The association is launching its “Vision for Irish Whiskey” strategy document this year, outlining the industry’s ambitious plans to 2030, while the association plans to launch its tourism strategy this summer.

One Response to “The most influential people in Irish whiskey”

  1. Another one to watch is Irish Whiskey Writer Stuart McNamara who recently launched IrishWhiskey.com.

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