Independent international drinks company, Quintessential Brands has announced the appointment of Darragh Ryan. Darragh joins the group as international brand manager for Irish Creams based at the Quintessential Brands offices in London’s West End.
With the recent purchase of The Dublin Whiskey Company in Dublin reinforcing Quintessential Brands’ commitment to their spirits business in Ireland, Darragh’s appointment is an important step in the development of the company’s Irish Creams portfolio.
The Irish Creams brands, produced by First Ireland Spirits, part of the Quintessential Brands Group, in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, include award-winning Feeney’s and O’Casey’s Irish Cream Liqueurs, O’Mara’s Country Cream and Brogan’s Irish Cream.
Darragh has worked in the drinks industry for five years, most recently with Chivas Brothers on its single malt portfolio. He previously worked with Irish Distillers in Ireland on Paddy and Powers Irish Whiskies and before that on Jameson Irish Whiskey, based in Scandinavia and India. Darragh has an honours degree in marketing, a further degree in digital marketing and a proven track record helping to build brands in the global arena.
Lizzy Johnson, global brand and marketing director, Quintessential Brands Company, comments: “We are delighted to be welcoming Darragh to the team and very much look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our Irish Creams and Irish Whiskies business in the UK and internationally.”
In addition to Darragh’s appointment, two new Irish Spirits team members have joined Quintessential Brands as part of the Bord Bia Irish Food Board initiative: Eimear Kelleher as marketing executive Irish Whiskey and Irish Creams based in London and Ross McCarrick as USA brand ambassador for The Dubliner Irish Whiskey based in Pennsylvania.
18 April 2016 - Rebecca Sterritt Paragraph Publishing, content manager