The Great Northern Distillery (GND) has begun to distil in the first of two new distilleries built on the former Harp Brewery site in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Following a €10 million investment by GND to develop facilities on the site, a 30 million-bottle-a-year grain whiskey distillery is producing new spirit, while production is due to begin in its 12 million-bottle-a-year sister distillery at the end of August.
GND is expected to supply a range of grain whiskeys to new Irish distilleries to blend with premium malts and pot still whiskeys, as well as to Own Label and Private Label segments worldwide.
John Teeling, co-founder of GND, commented, “It is 95 years since the last whiskey stills went dark in Dundalk, where the Dundalk Distillery had operated since 1800. It is 120 years since brewing started on what is now the Great Northern Distillery site.”
“We are reviving the whiskey tradition and continuing alcohol production on what is a wonderful site. With fair winds, distillation will continue on the GND site for the next 100 years,” he added.
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