IDL to invest €150m in Cork and Dublin

Irish Distillers is to invest over €150 million in its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet demand for its products as the Irish whiskey renaissance continues apace.

The continued growth of Jameson has accelerated this with the brand now in double or triple-digit growth in more than 80 markets across the world. Nearly €130 million is to be spent expanding and upgrading the distillery in Midleton and maturation site in Dungourney, County Cork, with over €20 million being invested in development of IDL’s bottling plant in Fox and Geese, County Dublin. The project will involve the construction of eight new maturation warehouses, each holding 16,800 casks, with further land to be purchased to support the next phase of development in Dungourney. The company has also added an additional mechanical vapour recompression evaporator to its Midleton Distillery in East Cork, allowing the distillery to further expand its capacity. A third mash filter and new fermenters are also to be installed to meet the increasing demand for its whiskey portfolio. The distillery will also complete construction of a new office building next July. Investment in IDL’s bottling site in Fox and Geese will see extensions to the main bottling hall, storage warehouses, laboratory and office space, with additional upgrades to bottling and packing equipment.      

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