Irish Distillers, a subsidiary of the French drinks conglomerate Pernod Ricard, has announced plans to build a €250 million ($247.7 million) whiskey distillery in Midleton, Ireland, according to a FoodBev report
The new distillery will be located in a 55-acre area that is connected to the company’s existing Midleton Distillery, and will produce whiskeys for the Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness.
Nodjame Fouad, chairman and CEO at Irish Distillers, said: “The new distillery will be a beautiful, landmark development with sustainability at its core and will serve to further demonstrate our commitment to Midleton and East Cork, generating more jobs for the region and further driving recognition of Midleton Distillery as the beating heart of Irish whiskey”.
Construction is projected to start in 2023 and to be finished by 2025. Once operational, the facility is expected to create 100 new jobs.