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18 Jobs with New Powerscourt distillery

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18 Jobs with New Powerscourt distillery

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 

18 Jobs with New Powerscourt distillery

Powerscourt Distillery - a new craft distillery is to be established at the Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

The project is a joint venture with the Powerscourt Estate and includes a visitors’ centre. Under a €10 million investment plan, the distillery will produce a million bottles of whiskey per year. 30 Jobs will be created in the construction of the distillery and 18 fulltime jobs when it is operational.

Company founders Gerry Ginty and Ashley Gardiner have this week submitted planning permission to open what they describe as “a craft distillery” on the estate. Bord Bia forecasts international demand for Irish whiskey will quadruple to more than 24 million cases by 2030, with Powerscourt Distillery one of a number of new distilleries hoping to capitalise on the swelling market. The distillery said it was in active discussions with several domestic and international investors and will look to close a second €5 million funding round by the end of the year. It raised €3 million in the first funding round earlier this year.

The Slazengers, owners and custodians of Powerscourt Estate and gardens, have developed it into a popular tourist attraction, with more than 500,000 visitors annually. Powerscourt Estate managing director Sarah Slazenger said the distillery would attract more visitors to the site.

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