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Did You Know ... October 25, 2016

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... October 25, 2016

Did You Know … Dick Mack’s bar in Dingle was named Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year at this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards? This is the third year in a row that Dick Mack’s has won the prize.

Did You Know … Marmite sales soared 61% in the UK last week? The high-profile pricing conflict between Unilever and Tesco caused customers to spend an extra £335,000 on the food spread, according to The Grocer magazine.

Did You Know … Goatsbridge Trout Farm are publishing a cookbook celebrating the so-called “forgotten fish”, trout? The book, called “Fishwives – A Cookbook by Goatsbridge”, contains 77 recipes from women from diverse backgrounds and professions. It will be available from October 28 in select outlets nationwide, and all proceeds will go to the charity Hospice Africa Uganda.

Did You Know ... More than £1million worth of whisky has leaked from the Loch Lomond Distillers warehouse in Catrine, Ayrshire? 60,000 litres were lost. Most of the whisky drained into the ground, while the rest went into the local River Ayr.

Did You Know … Tesco UK is trialling a contactless payment system at two stores in Harlow, Essex? It is the first major retailer to introduce the payment method to its self-service tills, and plans to roll the system out more widely if the experiment proves successful.


Did You Know … Pierce Brosnan made headlines in India after asking for his image to be pulled from an advertising campaign he was fronting? The Irish actor discovered Pan Masala, the product he was endorsing, was associated with tobacco and cancer. The manufacturers have insisted there is no tobacco in the product but news of Brosnan’s censuring has gone viral online.

Did You Know … Aldi is selling a range of gifts aimed at men this Christmas? The range includes a Luxury Leather Holdall for €69.99, Harris Tweed Touchscreen Gloves for €14.99, Moccasin Slippers for €9.99, and a Rotary Shaver Gift Pack for €24.99, among other products.

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