WORK TO BRING one of the world’s best-selling whiskeys back to its spiritual home began yesterday.
Tullamore Dew turned the sod on their new pot still and malt distillery at a site near Clonminch in Co Offaly yesterday, which will see the creation of some 200 jobs during the construction phase, as well as 25 jobs when the facility is finished.
The distillery will produce nearly 1.5 million cases of whiskey a year when it is finished.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney was on hand to break a ceremonial barrel of whiskey and commended Tullamore Dew for the restoration of distilling in Co Offaly.
“It is vital that the industry never loses sight of the need to maintain focus on preserving the traditional practices and heritage, which is what Irish whiskey is all about”.