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Horse Island Distillery refused planning permission

An Irish whiskey distillery planned for Horse Island in County Cork, has been refused planning permission.

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Horse Island Distillery is seeking an alternative location for its Irish whiskey distillery

The distillery, which was due to be built on the south-west Irish island, was due to comprise of a mash and fermentation house, a still house and visitor centre, including restaurant-bar and two warehouses.

Owner Adrian Fitzgibbon, founder of Roaring Water Farm & Enterprises, had planned on beginning distillation by 2016, using three pot stills with a capacity of around 300,000 cases to produce triple-distilled single pot still Irish whiskey.

However Cork County Council refused planning permission, forcing Fitzgibbons to abandon his plans.

“Unfortunately we have been refused planning permission and are looking to relocate the distillery,” he told The Spirits Business.

The Horse Island distillery was one of many planned to open in Ireland over the next few years. Click here for a full list of the new Irish whiskey distilleries slated to open in the next 24 months.

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