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Brown-Forman has started work on what will be its first distillery outside of the US, at Slane Castle in Ireland.

Slane Castle will be Brown-Formans first distillery outside the US

Slane Castle will be Brown-Forman's first distillery outside the US

The company, which announced in June that it had acquired Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd, is hosting an official ground-breaking ceremony today at the castle, 30 miles north of Dublin. The distillery is expected to come into operation in late-2016.

Henry Conyngham, the eighth Marquess Conyngham and Slane Castle resident, said: “This is a great coming together of two historic families - the Browns of Kentucky and the Conynghams of Slane. We are very proud to join forces to bring exciting new Irish whiskeys to the world.

“The commencement of work on the distillery is just a first step in developing a new Irish whiskey brand,”

The facility is expected to have a production capacity of around 600,000 cases per year.


Sectors: Spirits

Companies: Brown-Forman

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