Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Powerscourt Distillery (planned)

Powerscourt-DistilleryIn September last year, two entrepreneurs submitted a planning application to build a €10m distillery in County Wicklow and create single estate Irish whiskey. Powerscourt Distillery will be opened as part of a joint venture with the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens.

With plans to produce a whiskey using barley grown in surrounding fields, the site will have capacity to produce more than one million bottles of whiskey a year. If planning is approved, production will commence at the end of this year.

Powerscourt Distillery has already sourced €3m in its first funding round this year and has been in discussions with numerous domestic and international investors to close a second funding round, thus bringing the funding total to €5m.

5 Responses to “Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries”

  1. R Biebrich says:

    What about the new Teeling Distillery in Dublin

  2. A Martin says:

    Don’t see how you can ignore the Teeling Whiskey Distillery or The Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk both of whom are in full production compared to some of the 10 who haven’t had a sod turned on their products. Very Strange

  3. Alan martin says:

    Fair enough

  4. Shane O Sullivan says:

    What about the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen, Cork. Great local business expanding with a fantastic Whiskey portfolio. Also, in FULL PRODUCTION. Not mentioned in either article?

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