Sixty new jobs for Cork whiskey distillery
Published 02/12/2011 | 10:55
Sixty jobs will be created in an expansion of one of Ireland's best known whiskey distilleries.
Irish Distillers said it was making a €100m investment at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, after a surge in the worldwide sales of Jameson whiskey.
Thirty of the new jobs will be at Midleton, with another 30 at the company's bottling plant at Fox and Geese in Dublin.
They will be manufacturing and technical positions.
The company said 250 construction jobs will also be created during the 15-month construction process, expected to start next year.
Anna Malmhake, chairman and chief executive of Irish Distillers, said the expansion was in response to 23 years of continued growth in Jameson sales globally.
"With this investment, we are confirming Midleton, where the tradition of distilling dates back to 1825, as the global centre of Irish whiskey production," she added.
In the 12 months to June, 3.4 million cases of Jameson were sold worldwide.