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Jameson sales jump by 10pc

Worldwide sales of Jameson whiskey rose 10pc and there was an 8pc increase in volume in the six months to the end of December, according to the whiskey's producer Irish Distillers.

Irish Distillers is owned by Pernod Ricard, which also owns Absolut vodka and Martell cognac.

"My absolute priority is growth, and growth in our two key markets, the US and China," Pernod Ricard chairman and CEO Alexandre Ricard said in a telephone interview.