Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Slane Castle (planned)

Slane-CastleAnother headline-grabbing project in the Irish whiskey sector is Slane Castle, which was acquired by Jack Daniel’s producer Brown-Forman last year, marking the firm’s first foray into distillation outside of the US.

Having purchased all shares in the company, Brown-Forman will now invest US$50 million in building a new Irish whiskey distillery on the historic Slane Castle Estate in County Meath, Ireland. Construction is expected to be complete by late 2016, while the distillery will launch new Irish whiskey brands by the spring of 2017 using third party liquid.

Brown-Forman will position the new brands in the premium and super-premium spirits segments, introducing a range of blended, pot still and single grain variants.

Alex Mountcharles initially submitted a planning application to Meath County Council to build the distillery in 2013, taking over a set of 18th and 19th century courtyard buildings on the estate.

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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