Two Stacks opens Irish whiskey facility
Irish whiskey brand Two Stacks has opened a 6,000-square-foot facility in Northern Ireland, the ‘first of its kind’ in Newry for more than a century.
The bonding, blending and bottling facility opened its doors last week (29 July), and will aim to champion sustainability.
“The vision was a combination of ideas from a group of close friends that wish to put their own mark in the new chapter of Irish whiskey,” said co-founder, Shane McCarthy.
“We have a lot of thanks to give to our incredible designer Johnny Lloyd, and local engineering talents at Walcon in Banbridge, and 4 Corners signage that helped us immensely in pulling this all together in such a quick time period.”
The site features solar panels running the electric fleet of machinery on site, electric car charging facilities for staff, and the ‘only 100ml canning line of its kind in Europe’.
The canning line produces Two Stacks’ Dram in a Can (43% ABV), a neat 100ml measure of the single malt in lightweight cans.
Two Stacks marked the occasion on its opening day, celebrating local creatives and launching new whiskeys including Two Stacks’ single malts.
The brand’s products are currently exported to more than 25 countries, including 30-plus states in the US.
“We look forward to welcoming many global guests and whiskey fans to the new site and continuing to push the boundaries within Irish whiskey,” added McCarthy.
Two Stacks’ portfolio boasts Single Malt – Double Barrel, a blend of double-distilled malt, triple-distilled malt, and peated malt; and Dram in a Can.
Planning permission was recently granted to independent bottler The Islay Boys to build a Scotch whisky distillery on Islay.