Quality Irish craft drinks have come a long way

From whiskey and gin to ginger beer and booze-free spirit alternatives, our diverse selection keeps evolving

Irish craft drinks to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend

Aoife Carrigy

You know that feeling when you’re on a long journey and something makes you pause, look around and take stock of where you are and how far you’ve come? I got that feeling when pulling together this week’s recommendations from Irish beverage pioneers for your bank-holiday drinking pleasure. In parallel with our confident new food and coffee cultures, we now enjoy such quality and diversity of Irish craft drinks that it’s easy to forget just how far we’ve come in a relatively short time. What started with craft beers and cider, whiskey and gin has evolved into everything from boozy ginger beers to booze-free spirit alternatives.

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