Drinks Ireland|Spirits has announced that the group has re-elected its chair and vice-chair.
Bryan Fallon, managing director of Heaven Hill Ireland, which is the brand owner of Carolan’s Irish Cream liqueur and Irish Mist Honey liqueur, has been re-elected as chair of the representative body responsible for promoting the interests of the Irish spirits industry.
David Boyd-Armstrong, head distiller & operations director at the Rademon Estate Distillery, which creates Shortcross Gin, has also been re-elected as vice-chair of Drinks Ireland|Spirits.
Vincent McGovern, head of Spirits at Drinks Ireland commented, “I’m confident that Bryan Fallon and David Boyd-Armstrong will continue to bring their invaluable experience and expertise to the roles of chair and vice-chair, and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
Fallon initially took over from Pat Rigney of The Shed Distillery in March, following his elevation to the chair of Drinks Ireland.
Speaking about his re-appointment, Bryan Fallon said, “Despite sales and exports declining last year due to COVID-19, and other challenges such as Brexit and transatlantic tariff disputes, Ireland’s spirits sector has shown remarkable resilience."
"It’s one of the most exciting and dynamic industries, with innovation at its core. I’m looking forward to working with the industry in 2022 as Chair of Drinks Ireland|Spirits, as we look to recover and grow,” he added.