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Friday 20 September 2019

Tullamore Dew: €35m distillery opens for first time in 60 years

Tullamore D.E.W.’s four copper stills arrived at its Distillery in Tullamore, marking a major milestone in the construction of the Distillery.
Eimear Kelleher, Mary-Jade Hynes, Conor Neville and Katie O'Donoghue from Malahide raise a toast of Tullamore Dew to their new roles as Tullamore Dew US Brand Ambassadors
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney breaks a cask of Tullamore Dew over the new distillery site in Offaly with William Grant & Sons Global CEO Stella David.
Tullamore Dew US brand ambassadors Eimear Kelleher, Mary-Jade Hynes, Conor Neville and Katie O’Donoghue.
Tullamore Dew whiskey pours out on to the ground where the new Tullamore Dew distillery will be based at Clonminch, on the outskirts of Tullamore.

Ed Carty

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.

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