The brand new purpose-built facility will likely be located on a web site adjoining and linked to the prevailing Midleton Distillery and is anticipated to be operational in 2025.
“At Irish Distillers we’re all the time planning for the longer term development of Irish whiskey and right now is a momentous day for Irish Distillers and the staff at Midleton Distillery as we announce a €250 million funding plan to ship a brand new, cutting-edge distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork which will likely be a carbon impartial operation,” mentioned Nodjame Fouad, chairman and chief govt at Irish Distillers.
“We’re immensely pleased with the continued robust efficiency of our full portfolio of Irish whiskeys, led by Jameson which bought over 10 million circumstances in our 2022 monetary yr.”
The brand new distillery additionally guarantees to convey as much as 100 new extremely expert jobs to East Cork.
“Irish Distillers has performed an integral function within the growth of the business,” mentioned Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD.
“Whiskey has been distilled in Midleton for almost 200 years, and the €250 million funding will ship lots of of extra jobs into the longer term, each throughout development and as soon as the distillery is operational.
“As we speak’s announcement is a particularly constructive growth for Midleton and the broader area, and can additional solidify Midleton’s status as the house of Irish whiskey.”
Alongside making certain the brand new distillery will likely be a carbon impartial operation, Irish Distillers just lately introduced plans to speculate €50 to remodel Midleton Distillery right into a carbon impartial operation by the top of 2026.