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Tullamore D.E.W Distillery ‘Still’ Making Progress

Tullamore D.E.W has released details of the arrival of four copper stills to its new distillery in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. The stills that replicate those used in the old distillery before its closure in 1954 were transported in six separate pieces from Rothes in northern Scotland. 

Commenting on the arrival of the stills, Independent distiller William Grant & Sons’ Chief Executive, Stella David said, “The arrival of the stills marks another step towards the return of the whiskey making tradition to Tullamore. We are excited to be marking this momentous event in a journey that has been almost three generations in the making."

The new distillery, which is due to open in autumn of this year, is expected to produced 1.5m cases (1.84Mla) of triple distilled, pot still and malt whiskies in three varieties: Tullamore D.E.W Original, Tullamore D.E.W 12 Year Old Special Reserve and Tullamore D.E.W 10 Year Old Single Malt.

Tullamore D.E.W sales have doubled to almost 850,000 (9L) since 2005 with growing popularity in USA, Sweden and Central and Eastern Europe making it the second most popular Irish whiskey in the world.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Paul Campbell

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