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Stella David, chief executive of William Grant & Sons, with the fifth-generation Grant family member Peter Gordon at the opening of the €35m distillery in Tullamore

Stella David, chief executive of William Grant & Sons, with the fifth-generation Grant family member Peter Gordon at the opening of the €35m distillery in Tullamore

Stella David, chief executive of William Grant & Sons, with the fifth-generation Grant family member Peter Gordon at the opening of the €35m distillery in Tullamore

Tullamore Dew's new €35m distillery will secure the company's production demands for the rest of the century, its parent company claimed yesterday.

Scottish whisky producer William Grant & Sons officially opened the new distillery in Co Offaly, which will be capable of producing the equivalent of 1.5 million cases of Tullamore Dew annually.

It has been in construction for two years involving 1,200 specialist distillery engineers and was built, its backers say, to meet the growing international demand for Tullamore Dew.

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said Irish whiskey is the star of the Irish food and drink industry and the fastest-growing spirit on world markets.

Stella David, William Grant & Sons' chief executive, said Irish whiskey is expanding rapidly.

"This new facility will secure our future production demands for the rest of the century as Irish whiskey embarks on its most exciting chapter yet," Ms David said.

"We are committed to Tullamore Dew and are focused on building the brand and investing for the long-term," he added.

Attending the ceremony yesterday was 84-year-old Tom McCabe, a former employee of the original distillery who now lives in New Jersey.

Mr McCabe spent three years working in the distillery on Bury Quay in Tullamore town.

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