2022 was a year full of highs for the drinks industry in Ireland. Irish whiskey, canned RTD (ready to drink) cocktails and premium rosé wine continued their ascent in the domestic market. It was also a year for ‘lows’ too, as the alcohol-free market boomed across both the off-trade and on-trade throughout the year, not just in the month of January like years gone by. While we’re often masters of innovation and creativity in setting trends here in Ireland, it's sometimes worth looking further afield in drinks capitals like New York and Hong Kong to see what’s happening in their beverage industries – often influences in wine and spirit trends tend to travel far.
Here's my top eight Irish drinks trends I’m predicting for 2023: