Major imports of Guinness and Jameson whiskey to US make for a happy St. Patrick’s Day

Research shows that Irish exports of both Guinness and Jameson are on the rise for this year.

There should be no drought of the draught for this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations as research shows that Irish exports of both Guinness and Jameson are on the rise for this year.

Research from Panjiva, which analyzes global trading trends, shows that the December through February shipments of Guinness stout are at a record of 785, an increase of nearly five percent over 2012, and almost 15 percent over 2011.

Jameson Whiskey also welcomed a huge jump in exports from Ireland as compared to previous years. Panjiva reports that with 69 shipments of the Jameson whiskey coming in from December through February, 2013 marks an increase of 430 percent from 2012, and a whopping 6800 percent from 2011.

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