IRELAND: Tullamore Dew distillery edges closer for William Grant & Sons?
Could we expect an announcement from William Grant & Sons early next year?
William Grant & Sons has confirmed it is in unspecified discussions regarding a new distillery in Ireland for is Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand.
The UK-based spirits player, which acquired Tullamore Dew from C&C Group last year, has reportedly been keen on building a facility to produce the brand since making the purchase. Production is currently split between Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers and Cooley Distillers in the country.
Reports out of Ireland this week have claimed that William Grant is in talks with council officials in County Offaly, where the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre is located. The Irish Times cited local councillor Tommy McKeigue as saying that a decision on a new facility will be made in the coming months. No direct quotes were used in the piece, however.
When contacted by just-drinks today (13 December), a spokesperson for William Grant said: “We are in discussions with various parties about all options but there is no new news to report.
“We are considering all options and no decision will be made until next year, with timings to be confirmed,” the spokesperson concluded.
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