The most influential people in Irish whiskey

15th March, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Anna Malmhake

Anna-MalmhakeAs chairman and CEO of Irish Distillers, the largest producer of Irish whiskey in the world and owner of the Jameson Irish whiskey brand, Anna Malmhake has played a vital role in steering the industry to global fame.

Malmhake, who was born in Sweden, joined Irish Distillers in 2011 – just before the contemporary boom in the sector and the rapid development of Jameson. Before that, she worked at the Absolut Company, owned by Pernod Ricard, as global brand director, later moving to the role of marketing director.

She has overseen not only the growth of Jameson, but also a number of changes at Irish Distillers, including the €100m expansion of the Irish Distillers Midleton plant in Cork.

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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