Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard to expand its Midleton distillery
Published on: Friday, 13 April 2012
Cork County Council has approved the €100 million expansion which will double the distillery’s capacity. Pot still capacity will go from 10 million litres to 22 million litres and grain from 20-21 million litres to 40 million litres. Fermentation capacity will be increased and six new distillation columns will be constructed, along with an expanded wastewater treatment plant. The project will bring Irish Distiller’s number of employees in the Republic of Ireland to 560. The news follows Irish Distillers’ announcement earlier this year that €100m had been invested in a whiskey maturation facility in Dungourney near Midleton.