Midleton Distillery picked up four awards at the Irish Whiskey Awards last Friday. The awards were presented across eight categories, with the Cork distillery collecting 'Best Blended Whiskey Over €50', 'Best Single Pot Still Whiskey', 'Best Irish Cask Strength Whiskey' and 'Best Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year'.
The event was presented by the Celtic Whiskey Club in conjunction with the Celtic Whiskey Shop at the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin. Chairman of the Irish Spirits Association, Willie McCarter commented at the event: "With four of the largest Spirits Companies in the world now selling Irish whiskey and many new distilleries coming on stream the Irish whiskey industry is at the beginning of a new Golden Age.”
Due to the growing interest and demand for Irish Whiskeys, the number of distilleries operating in Ireland is due to increase rapidly in the coming years. In the past three years the number of distilleries has increased from three to seven and this number is expected to rise to 15 distilleries in the next three years.
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