Irish Distillers today announced the appointment of Katherine Condon as distiller at Midleton Distillery.
Condon will report to newly appointed master distiller, Kevin O’Gorman, with responsibility for the production process from brewing to distillation.
“This role represents a time-honoured craft and it has been a privilege to learn about the art and science of distilling from icons of world whiskey like Brian Nation and Kevin O’Gorman," Condon said.
Tasting all distillates daily, Condon will oversee the quality of all new pot and grain distillates produced at Midleton, to ensure the correct balance of flavours are present, before being matured and bottled, the Irish whiskey producer said.
"I look forward to using the wisdom and experience I have inherited to continue their legacy of quality, while driving innovation as I continue my career in Midleton," she added.
Graduate Distiller Programme
A chemical engineer, Condon joined Irish Distillers in 2014 as part of the Graduate Distiller Programme.
'Upon successful completion of the programme, Condon was appointed Distiller at the Micro Distillery in Midleton, Irish Distillers’ hub for innovation and experimentation with new distillate styles,' the company said.
From there she moved to the main distillery as a process technologist and, most recently, production supervisor.
During her time with Irish Distillers, Katherine has played a vital role in the production of many new innovations, including the Method and Madness range.
“Katherine has consistently demonstrated a passion and exceptional skillset for the art of distillation," Kevin O’Gorman, master distiller at Midleton Distillery, said.
"Her inquisitive nature and constant pursuit of excellence has made her one of the rising stars of world distilling and we are delighted to announce her appointment as distiller at Midleton Distillery," he added.
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