Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Irish Gourmet Preparing For The Christmas Season

Apologies again for the distinct lack of blogs on Irish Gourmet of late.

We have been blogging away on our sister site and trialling a new design and platform so will now aim to replicate this across this - our luxury food hamper division.

We aim to bring you lots of info on our suppliers, great taste award winning products, recipes, hampers and occasions and of course add a bit of fun with stories and competitions.

Irish Gourmet operates all year round offering birthday hampers, fresh fruit get well hampers, congratulations, sympathy and thank you hampers. However, it really comes into its own in November and December when the Christmas Season is fast approaching, as our luxurious Christmas Hampers are stuffed full of award winning local produce and are a firm favourite with both corporate and retail customers.

Our corporate newsletter has also been emailed today, with the retail one to follow next week. So if you are a past customer please check your inbox for details of our current Christmas Hamper range and any current special offers or discounts which may apply.

Many thanks,

The IG Team

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Irish Gourmet Supplier Focus - Ummera - Smoked Meats

One of the best selling products in our Irish Gourmet Hampers is the organic smoked salmon from Ummera Smokehouse, Timoleague, Cork.

Having just placed an order for a fresh delivery, the owner (Anthony Creswell) informed me that a new batch was being smoked that day. This got me thinking as to how the smoking process actually works.

Luckily Ummera created a video of exactly how is it done & so now I know! I thought I would share it with you too, so you can see how much effort goes into producing the best smoked salmon around.

They not only smoke salmon, but also Gravadlax, Chicken, Duck & Bacon which we stock in November and December for Christmas Hampers.

Smoking Salmon

Smoking Chicken Breasts

Smoked Meats Salad

Friday, March 22, 2013

Snow in Ireland Hampering Deliveries

Our clocks may be "springing" forward in just over a week to mark the start of Spring/Summer, but unfortunately it is anything but warm outside!

Most areas in Ireland & the UK are so badly affected by snow and flood waters that many roads are impassable & people are being advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Many homes have been left without electricity and schools around the country are closed.

At Irish Gourmet we are still dispatching gifts today by courier, but some deliveries may be subject to delays due to the wet or snowy conditions. Some gifts dispatched on Thursday may also be affected.

You can track the delivery progress of your gift basket via your account. If the tracking information shows "on hold" rather than "with delivery courier" or "on van" it suggests that the local depot has been unable to each the delivery address that day & so will try again on the next available day.

We apologise for any delays experienced, but trust you understand that it is outside of our control. The courier companies we use are some of the biggest around & so will have contingency measures in place for such events.

Hopefully the bad weather conditions will clear over the weekend so as normal service can resume on Monday. We have lots of Easter gift baskets to dispatch next week, so remember to order yours ASAP.

Any queries please just get in touch with us on


The IG Team

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Irish Gourmet's St Patrick's Day Competition!

Irish Gourmet's St Patrick's Day Competition!

We have just launched a St Patrick's Day Competition on Facebook & Twitter and already we've had lots of people liking & sharing the posts, so thank you!

On Facebook

To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Irish Themed Gift Basket then simply follow the steps below on our Facebook Page

Or Twitter

Or if you are on Twitter then simply like @IrishGourmet & retweet us to enter the draw.

You can see our full range of Irish Gift Baskets on Irish Gourmet UK or Irish Goumet IE and below are a couple of ideas for inspiration:

Artisan Tastes Duo 

St Patrick's Day Hamper

We operate all year round & our hampers make excellent Thank You, Birthday and Christmas gifts too.

Many thanks,

The IG Team