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William Grant & Sons invests EUR25m in Tullamore Dew distillery

DBR Staff Writer Published 01 November 2017

William Grant & Sons, the owner of Tullamore Dew whiskey, has announced a €25m investment to support the development of a new grain Irish whiskey production facility and bottling hall.

The company said the work makes it one of the world’s few ‘grain to glass’ whiskey operations.

The company expects to sell just under 1.2 million cases in 2017, compared to 840,000 three years ago.

Until now, William Grant has invested up to €60m, after it acquired the distillery in 2010 and has created around 80 local jobs.

The brand was reintroduced in the town of Tullamore in 2014, after a gap of 60 years, by building a new distillery on a greenfield site in the country.

The inauguration of the distillery in 2014 was part of a three-stage project.

William Grant & Sons CEO Simon Hunt said: “As an independent, family owned business we really care about the legacy we are creating. When we see potential, as we do here, we go all out to build and invest with a long term perspective.

“Our work here in Tullamore perfectly captures this; the scale of investment is a reflection of our belief in the potential of Tullamore D.E.W.

“The completion of the site has brought the total production of this legendary whiskey back to one important location – the town of Tullamore. We are the second largest Irish whiskey globally and the leading Irish whiskey in several important markets, but we believe there is much more to come for Tullamore D.E.W.”


Image: William Grant’s investment will be used for installing new bottling hall at Tullamore Dew Distillery. Photo: Courtesy of Suat Eman/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.