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New whiskey distillery to debut in Ireland

DBR Staff Writer Published 26 November 2012

The Dingle Whiskey Distillery is all set to open its doors in Dingle region of Co Kerry in Ireland on 29 November 2012.

Located at the old Fitzgerald saw mill, the distillery will produce spirits like malt-whiskey, gin and vodka, where each bottle of malt-whiskey will be sold for around €23.

The distillery plans to sell the spirits in international markets like Canada, Scandinavia, France, Spain, Russia, Japan, China and the US, reported thescore.com.

With all the production operations to be carried out within the facility, the new distillery could create around 25 jobs locally. The company also plans to open a visitor's center in mid 2013, which will add another 15 to 20 jobs.

The Dingle Whiskey Distillery spokesperson said Dingle lies on the Gulf Stream with cooler temperatures of over six degrees Celsius, which helps in aging of whiskey.

Porterhouse Brewing founder and The Dingle Whiskey Distillery director Oliver Hughes told the website that they produce beer in Ireland and now want to produce whiskey.

"Whiskey is actually distilled beer, so we are fully equipped to distill anyway," Hughes added.