Irish Distillers, subsidiary of the French drinks conglomerate Pernot Ricard, has announced plans to build a €250 million ($247.7 million) whiskey distillery in Midleton, Ireland.
According to sources, the new distillery, an answer to the market’s growing demand, will be located in a 55-acre area that is connected to the company’s Midleton Distillery.
A variety of whiskeys are planned to be produced in the new plant, such as Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness.
Chairman and CEO at Irish Distillers, Nodjame Fouad, 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 operating, the facility will create 100 new jobs.