Irish Distillers Create 800 Construction Jobs

Irish Distillers Create 800 Construction Jobs

Irish Distillers will create around 800 construction jobs over three years. on the construction of a new distillery in Midleton, Co Cork.

The new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art distillery is expected to be operational in 2025.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to Cork County Council towards the end of 2022 and, if successful, construction will commence in 2023 with plans for the distillery to be operational in 2025.

Irish Distillers Create 800 Construction Jobs


Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: “The continued success of the Irish whiskey industry is something that we can be incredibly proud of as a nation.

“Irish Distillers has played an integral role in the development of the industry. Whiskey has been distilled in Midleton for nearly 200 years, and the €250 million investment will deliver hundreds of more jobs into the future, both during construction and once the distillery is operational.

“Today’s announcement is an extremely positive development for Midleton and the wider region and will further solidify Midleton’s reputation as the home of Irish whiskey.”

Nodjame Fouad, Chair and CEO at Irish Distillers, said: “Today is a momentous day for Irish Distillers and the team at Midleton Distillery.

“We are immensely proud of the continued strong performance of our full portfolio of Irish whiskeys, led by Jameson which sold over 10 million cases in our 2022 financial year.”

Leo Clancy, CEO Enterprise Ireland, said: “Midleton is synonymous with whiskey, and is globally renowned for its products.

“Enterprise Ireland is delighted to work with Irish Distillers.

“This planned investment will also have an important impact on the local community.

“It also demonstrates Irish Distillers continued long-term commitment to Ireland and their sustainability ambitions.” is Ireland’s new online jobs board for the construction industry. Our tools and services give jobseekers the best possible opportunity to find the ideal job.

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