Tuesday 25 November 2008

A new whiskey shop in Dublin

A new whiskey shop opened in Dublin last week. Or rather an old shop is newly selling whiskey. JJ Fox on Grafton Street, a fifth generation family business, has just refurbished its cigar store and added a substantial line in whiskey alongside the cubans (and the roscommons?!).

I'll just include the rest of the press release because it's full of interesting detail:
Providing Ireland's connoisseurs with the finer things in life since 1881, James Fox, has an extensive selection of cigars sourced from all around the world, from Cuba to Ballaghaderreen in Co. Roscommon. The store has now invested in a full licence to launch its new range of over 150 handcrafted Irish and Scotch malt whiskeys, cognacs and rums.

"We have invested substantially in the business by redesigning and refurbishing the store. As the 5th generation of the Fox family to be involved in running the business it is a very proud occasion for me," said Rob Fox speaking at the launch.

"When retail brands from around the world like Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker and Hugo Boss flock to Grafton Street, I am very proud to be part of the unique James Fox retail brand. This store is the ancestral home of the entire Fox family business, which now has retail stores in London's St James Street, in Harrods of Knightsbridge and Selfridges of Oxford Street," said David McGrane, managing director, who has worked with the company since 1971.

James Fox has also revamped its wine portfolio. In a tribute to the Irish entrepreneurial spirit, James Fox now sells wines exclusively sourced from wine producers of Irish origin "The Irish Wine Geese".

The collection of over 80 wines includes Irish family names Barton, Lynch and Phelan of the now famous 18th century exodus from Ireland, and a more recent group of Irish wine producers with wines from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California and Portugal.