Irish Distillers today announced plans to invest €13 million into the redevelopment of it’s Jameson Distillery in Midleton into a world-class whiskey destination.
The existing distillery will become transformed to accommodate all-new interactive whiskey tours, along with whiskey-tasking experiences which will allow visitors to explore the past, present and future of whiskey production at the Midleton Distillery.
The redevelopment will also include a brand new bar, restaurant, cafe and shopping opportunities.
Construction is set to begin immediately, and is expected to be completed by 2025, just in time to mark the 200-year anniversary of the Midleton Distillery. An alternative, purpose-built Irish whiskey attraction will be available on-site to accommodate visitors during construction.
Chairman and CEO Conor McQuaid mentions:
“Over the past 30 years, Midleton Distillery has become synonymous with Irish whiskey tourism, welcoming more than three million visitors from countries all over the world to our home in east Cork.”
“At Irish Distillers, we are always looking towards the future of Irish whiskey, which is why we are delighted to announce our plans for the redevelopment of the distillery experience at Midleton. Our ambition is to deliver an exceptional, world-class experiential offering which will bring whiskey lovers closer to the production process than ever before.”
The new attraction will also include a unique heat recovery system, which means that excess energy produced during whiskey production can be recycled and used to heat the buildings on-site. This new system is predicted to reduce carbon emissions by nearly 200,000 kgs of CO2 per year.