Why Established Leaders Should Tap Into Their Entrepreneurial Passion
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. founder, Jay Bradley, has written for Forbes of how passion, belief and confidence drives entrepreneurs like himself to succeed, and how that same determination can be applied when thinking of the pandemic.
He notes that the entrepreneurial journey is one without end – it’s a constant rollercoaster of meeting the evolving needs of customers, attuning to the business environment and watching the playing field for competitors. The entrepreneurial spirit that drives the start-up founder through sleepless nights and long working days is the same one that ‘teaches us that the difference between catastrophic emergency and transformational opportunity can sometimes be a matter of perspective’. Entrepreneurs are not driven solely by money – as he notes, ‘there are easier ways to earn a crust’ – but by the entrepreneurial rush itself. The sense that you’re creating a new reality and battling against the odds to do so.
Jay writes of what drives him to create ultra-luxurious whiskeys that have raised the profile of Irish whiskey. Of how the unwavering belief in a product is what keeps an entrepreneur such as himself at the top of a continual wave. And how a startup can never stop regarding itself as such, or they risk falling into the trap of complacency. By treating every challenge, every innovation, every interaction as new, you enter a cycle of discovery and growth that drives success.
The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and Jay Bradley swept the board at the 2022 Best Business Awards, winning all three awards entered. F&B Networker picked up on our medal haul in their recent article and you can read more here. Winning Best Innovation, and Disruptor of the Year for The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and […]
Luxuriate Life Magazine, which provides ‘unbiased and unique coverage of the finer things the world has to offer’ interviewed The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. founder, Jay Bradley recently. They chatted about all things whiskey, and were keen to get his thoughts on what distinguishes a good whiskey from a great one, his favourite dishes and […]
The Three Drinkers are back, and this time they’re in Ireland, travelling the length and breadth of the Emerald Isle in search of the finest distilleries and drinks the island has to offer. The Three Drinkers are drinks experts, writers and broadcasters Helena Nicklin and Aidy Smith. Joined by a different ‘third drinker’ in the six […]
Jay Bradley – ‘As a whiskey lover, the decision to toast or to invest is not an easy one. So I choose both.’ To understand why you should invest in Irish whiskey through either Whiskey and Wealth Club or The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., read this article written by Jay Bradley, entrepreneur and whiskey expert. Jay […]
Jay Bradley, entrepreneur, whiskey expert and founder of Whiskey & Wealth Club and The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., explains in depth why the age-old commodity of whiskey is becoming the newest worthy investment. Although the coronavirus pandemic has damaged many investment markets, the opposite has been true when looking at whiskey. Both companies thrived under […]
Jay Bradley, entrepreneur, whiskey expert, and founder of both Whiskey and Wealth Club and The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., has found that four out of 10 investors are looking for alternative investments to secure their wealth safely amongst the risk and chaos born out of the pandemic. Assets that aren’t dependent on financial markets have […]
If you’re looking for your next investment opportunity, reading this article will help you decide that investment in Irish whiskey could be the best possible choice. An expert in all things whiskey, Jay Bradley has become a rare talent in forecasting the value and quality of whiskey, a skill which he has put to use […]
The Independent: Jay Bradley on Truths About Whiskey Written in 1878 by four of Ireland’s leading whiskey producers, ‘Truths About Whisky’ has remained an inspiration for Jay Bradley of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co, writes Christine Manby of The Independent. Exploring the personal journey of our founder, Jay Bradley, and his drive for creating the most luxurious whiskies on the […]
Forbes Contributor: The Cask Whiskey Investor’s Survival Guide As cask whiskey opens up to private investors, opportunities are many, but there are risks, too. The key to realising its potential (safely) is a thorough understanding of the market. The challenge facing many investors, however, is that this is a new and unfamiliar environment. Our Founder, Jay […]
Jay Bradley, founder of The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. and Whiskey and Wealth Club, entrepreneur and whiskey expert credits his father for initiating his passion for the whiskey business. Jay comes from a line of craftsmen and entrepreneurs, starting his career learning furniture making by day and bar management by night. Additionally, Jay taught himself […]