The most influential people in Irish whiskey

15th March, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Ones to watch…

Mark-ReynierMark Reynier: A figure largely associated with boundary-breaking Scotch whisky, Mark Reynier, former managing director of Bruichladdich Distillery, has moved into the world of Irish whiskey. He recently bought a former Guinness brewery in Ireland with plans to convert it into a malt and grain whiskey distillery, called Waterford Distillery, claiming he will continue to experiment with barley and pioneer “hard-nosed distilling”.

Peter Lavery: Businessman Lavery may not be new to the world of Irish whiskey, having formed The Belfast Distillery Company (BDC) in 2005, but he is set to increase his prominence in the industry by opening the company’s firstworking distillery in Belfast’s old Crumlin Road Gaol – the first distillery to be built in the city for 175 years. This presents great opportunity to expand BDC’s Titanic and Danny Boy Irish whiskey brands.

One Response to “The most influential people in Irish whiskey”

  1. Another one to watch is Irish Whiskey Writer Stuart McNamara who recently launched IrishWhiskey.com.

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