International drinks group Quintessential Brands has bought Dublin Whiskey Company as part of a €10 million investment that covers the cost of the acquisition, as well as the building a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre in the Liberties area of Dublin city. The investment follows Quintessential Brands Ireland’s acquisition of First Ireland Spirits in 2014.
The company has also appointed Darryl McNally as general manager and distiller for its Irish whiskey operations. He brings with him 17 years of experience with Bushmills in Northern Ireland.
“The addition of the Dublin Whiskey Company paves the way for us to create an Irish whiskey distillery and a home for our Irish whiskey brands in the famous Liberties area of Dublin which will allow us to further develop our Irish whiskey portfolio and become a leader in Irish spirits," said Quintessential Brands’ chief executive Warren Scott.
“This is a long-term strategy for our business and we shall be investing €10 million in our Irish whiskey operations, including the distillery and maturation of stock."
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