Irish Distillers have been named both Cork Company of the Year, as well as the winner of the Corporate category, at the recent Cork Chamber’s Annual Dinner which held in Cork City Hall.
The Midleton based distillery won the awards for driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey, reports the Irish Examiner.
Speaking about the company's achievement Paul Wickham, general manager of Midleton Distilleries said: “There has never been a more exciting time for Irish whiskey and today Jameson is one of Ireland’s most recognised brands worldwide.”
“This award is a tribute to the tireless dedication and excellence of all the craftsmen and women at Midleton and Dungourney, along with all the people who have worked with us through the centuries, whose hard work and passion has put us on the world stage.”
Since 2012, we have invested over €250m to double our production at Midleton Distillery and bottling capacity at Fox and Geese in Dublin to meet global demand for its products.
The distillers leading product Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 30 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 7.7 million cases in 2019.
The groups brands are exported to in excess of 130 markets, with over 70 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.
Irish Distillers which is a subsidiary of the French drinks conglomerate Pernod Ricard employs over 600 people across its operations in Cork and Dublin.
The Company of the Year awards in association with Vodafone Ireland and media partner the Irish Examiner.
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