Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey’s new €35 million state-of-the-art whiskey distillery in Tullamore was officially opened by Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence Simon Coveney TD last week.
The facility took two years to complete and is situated on a 58-acre site on the by-pass on the outskirts of Tullamore. Fourteen people are directly employed at the distillery which sources the water that goes to produce Tullamore Dew through a 14km pipeline. All the production processes take place on site in one building.
The impressive new building came thanks to an investment of €35 million from William Grant & Sons. “This new facility will secure our future production demands for the rest of the century,” stated William Grant & Sons’ Chief Executive Stella David.
Minister Simon Coveney TD remarked, “Irish Whiskey is a star of the Irish food and drink industry and the fastest-growing spirit on world markets. Today I am again impressed by the confidence of the companies investing €1 billion in Irish whiskey over a period of ten year.”
In celebration of the opening of the new distillery, Tullamore Dew announced the release of Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch whiskey, a very limited release of 2,014 bottles, finished in Virgin Oak.
The site features four hand-crafted copper stills which are designed to resemble the original stills from the old Tullamore distillery. It also contains six brewhouse fermenters, each of which has a 34,000 litre capacity and warehouse storage for 100,000 casks.