The IWA delegation on the White Home on Tuesday, together with second on proper, James Doherty of Sliabh Liag Distillers
A Donegal man is main a delegation from the Irish Whiskey Affiliation who’re in Washington D.C. this week for conferences with senior U.S. authorities officers and members of Congress.
James Doherty, managing director of Sliabh Liag Distillers, is chairman of the Irish Whiskey Affiliation – the lead physique for the all-island Irish whiskey trade.
The delegation, which additionally consists of Irish Whiskey Affiliation director William Lavelle, is attending pre-St Patrick’s Day conferences within the White Home and U.S. Congress.
The delegation at the moment joined colleagues from the Distilled Spirits Council of the US in a gathering within the White Home with senior workers of the Biden administration.
Additional conferences are deliberate with the U.S. Division of the Treasury and the Workplace of the US Commerce Consultant.
The delegation is holding a collection of conferences within the U.S. Congress, together with with Congressman Richard Neal, who’s co-chair of the Associates of Eire caucus, an organisation set as much as advance the reason for peace in Northern Eire. The delegation additionally attended Irish whiskey promotional occasions in New York and Philadelphia.
The Irish Whiskey Affiliation is utilizing the go to to Washington D.C. to push for elevated safety for Irish whiskey in the US, within the context of the rise of imitation Irish-like and Irish-style whiskeys.
The Irish Whiskey Affiliation and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US are additionally utilizing joint conferences this week to press for the everlasting ending of a variety of at the moment suspended transatlantic commerce disputes.
Commenting on the go to, William Lavelle, director of the Irish Whiskey Affiliation, stated: “The USA stays Irish whiskey’s largest market, accounting for over 40% of our international gross sales.
“This go to is about putting in the circumstances for continued progress of genuine Irish whiskey, benefitting the entire island of Eire.”
Donegal man main Irish whiskey delegation at U.S. talks was final modified: March 14th, 2023 by