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Quintessential Brands to invest €4m in Laois plant

Paul O'Donoghue

Published 01/04/2015 | 08:51

Pictured (L-R)
Dan Collier Manufacture at First Ireland Spirits,Darragh Smyth Lab Tec at First Ireland Spirits and Warren Scott Quintessential Brands Group. Pic Thomas Nolan.
Pictured (L-R) Dan Collier Manufacture at First Ireland Spirits,Darragh Smyth Lab Tec at First Ireland Spirits and Warren Scott Quintessential Brands Group. Pic Thomas Nolan.

Quintessential Brands, the international group that owns some of world’s most successful spirits brands, is investing €4m in its Irish subsidiary in Laois over the next 18 months.

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First Ireland Spirits is the country's biggest independent producer of Irish cream liqueurs and Irish country creams and its brands include O'Mara's Irish Country Cream and the Dubliner Irish Whiskey Liqueur.

The investment will upgrade its production facility in Abbeyleix and create 20 new jobs.

Quintessential acquired First Ireland Spirits Company last year for an undisclosed sum.

Quintessential Brands' co-founder and director Warren Scott said: “This investment is part of our ongoing strategy to develop Abbeyleix as the home of Irish Cream, boost our production capabilities, build a premium Irish brand portfolio and expand our contract manufacturing business in Ireland.”

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