Clonmel butcher James Whelan in line for food award

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Clonmel based, James Whelan Butchers, have been shortlisted for the Branding Award in Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards.

Clonmel based, James Whelan Butchers, have been shortlisted for the Branding Award in Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards.

The awards recognise excellence in export development; branding; innovation; sustainability; entrepreneurship, success on the domestic market and use of consumer research. To view a profile interview with Pat Whelan, visit www.bordbia.ie/awards Established more than 50 years ago, James Whelan Butchers are artisan beef producers, specialising in angus and hereford dry aged beef.

More recently, they have started to develop the first Wagyu/Kobe beef herd, a product decribed as the foie gras of beef, that is attracting huge interest from their customers and further positioning the business as a specialist butcher. The business has grown significantly through stragetic partnerships with other recognised Irish brands such as Avoca Handweavers, where two butcher counters now feature in Dublin.