Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers arm is to invest â‚¬100m in their distillery at Midleton, home of their Jameson whisky.
The new investment, to meet global demand, will create 60 new jobs as well as 250 temporary construction posts, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
Their website quotes Chairman and CEO, Anna Malmhake, as saying: “We are very pleased to announce the investment in our distillery at Midleton today. It is a reflection of the international success of Jameson and the great future potential for the brand.
“Jameson is now in its 23rd consecutive year of growth and is experiencing double-digit growth in 40 markets. With this investment, we are confirming Midleton, where the tradition of distilling dates back to 1825, as the global centre of Irish whiskey production.”
The latest figures available show global sales of Jameson to have exceeded 3.4 million cases in the last year.