The Directors of Walsh Whiskey Distillery have decided to split the business by separating out the existing drinks brands business from the distillery business at Royal Oak, in Ireland’s County Carlow.
Despite sales, marketing and distilling objectives being fully met, the directors of the Irish distillery and Illva Saronno differ on how to develop the combined business into the future.
The separation of the businesses is effective immediately, and will be done without redundancies.
This change will result in the Irish directors taking full control of the existing drinks brands business built on the Writers’ Tears and The Irishman brands.
Illva Saronno will take full ownership of the distillery, which is renamed ‘Royal Oak Distillery’.
Illva’s objective is to further enhance Royal Oak as a centre of excellence in Irish whiskey making by continuously improving its technology and processes, producing all three styles, Malt, Pot and Grain under one roof.
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