Tullamore Dew: €35m distillery opens for first time in 60 years
THE €35m distillery at Tullamore Dew, Co Offaly is being brought back to life today as it opens for the first time in 60 years.
Tullamore Dew production returns a pot still and malt distillery on a 58- acre site near Clonminch, Co Offaly for the first time since 1954.
Up to 200 jobs were created during construction of the plant which will be big enough to produce 1.84 million litres or 1.5 million cases of whiskey a year.
The investment was made by Tullamore Dew's parent company, William Grant & Sons, as the brand has almost doubled its worldwide sales to 850,000 cases since 2005.
The distillery will include two warehouses that hold 55,000 casks of whiskey and 14km of piping to bring water into the distillery.
William Grant & Sons, an independent, family-owned Scottish company, employs more than 90 people in Ireland – in Tullamore, Clonmel and Dublin.