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New €47m Slane Distillery set to 'offer superb Irish whiskey experience' by July

Slane Distillery, a new addition to the Irish whiskey sector, will soon complete construction and is set to be operational by July.

The new distillery is located at the Boyne Valley in County Meath on the grounds of the well-known Slane Castle.

The €47m construction got underway in September of 2015 and is now in the final stages of development.

The owners of the castle and surrounding grounds-father and son duo Henry and Alex Conyngham- have partnered with US spirits giant Brown-Forman on the project. The distillery will be the first the company has built outside the US.

Brown Forman are the well-known makers of Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort and Finlandia vodka. The company posted revenues in excess of $3bn last year.

“As Slane Distillery nears its completion, it is uplifting and inspiring to see our shared vision of having a distillery become a reality,” said Alex Conyngham.

Slane Irish Whiskey will launch in Ireland this April followed by select markets in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in mid-2017.

“We are proud and excited to introduce Slane Irish Whiskey and begin production at Slane Distillery,” said John Hayes, chief marketing officer of Brown-Forman.

“As Brown-Forman expands its whiskey portfolio, we are confident that Slane will offer a superb Irish whiskey experience and taste,” Mr Hayes added.

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