Scarlet string Trio played at the Old Midleton Distillery for the Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the unveiling of the new €100 million Midleton facility.
The launch coincided with the 20th anniversary of its Jameson Experience visitor attraction and the group’s move to take 100% ownership of Pernod Ricard Korea Imperial, with the likely purchase of the 30% share held by Korean company HiteJinro.
Mr Kenny said: “This investment by Irish Distillers is the result of an exceptional performance by Jameson in the worldwide marketplace. Today
marks a significant day in the future of Irish whiskey production, and the entire food and drinks export industry, as well as for the local economy here in Cork.”
Davy Stockbrokers this week claimed global sales would exceed the Midleton distillery’s predictions for 2012. In the year to the end of Jun 2011, 3.4m cases of Jameson were sold.
In fact a few days before this I was enjoying a sip from a lovely bottle of their fine whisky…