Baileys is a perfect marriage of fresh, premium quality Irish dairy cream, finest spirits, Irish whiskey and a proprietary recipe of chocolate flavors. Over 75% of the raw ingredients and packaging used to make and present Baileys is sourced from the island of Ireland. The cream is fresh dairy cream that comes from pasture fed cows in Ireland. The whiskey is Irish Whiskey supplied from a number of distilleries including The Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim. The sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beet. The distinct style of Baileys is derived from a unique proprietary cocoa extract recipe giving Baileys its chocolate character and essence.
220 million liters of fresh Irish milk are required annually to produce the fresh cream used in the manufacture of Baileys. 38,000 of the top-bred Irish dairy cows produce the daily cream requirement for Baileys grazing on approximately 1500 selected Irish farms mainly on the East coast of Ireland. This affords full traceability.
Baileys is sold in 180 countries, wherever alcohol is legally consumed.
6.7 million 9 liter cases were sold in the last Financial Year (ending June 2009). Baileys accounts for over 50% of all spirits exported from Ireland. Over 2,300 glasses are consumed every minute of every day.
Baileys currently ranks 9th in the international league of top selling global premium spirit brands, Baileys is ranked No. 9 in Impact’s top 100 premium spirits brands worldwide, Baileys is both the world’s No 1 selling liqueur brand and the world’s No. 1 selling cream liqueur brand. Baileys is also the top selling Duty Free liqueur brand in the world.