FDBusiness.com

Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

 Breaking News
  • Year of Considerable Progress For Dairy Crest Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, increased revenue by 10% to £456.8 million and adjusted profit before tax increased by 2.8% to £62.3 million for the year ended 31 March 2018, compared with the previous year. Dairy Crest’s Cheese & Functional Ingredients business increased revenue by 8.8% to £277.2 million while revenue at the Butters, [...]...
  • Edrington Unveils the New Home of The Macallan Edrington, the international premium spirits company, has revealed the new distillery and visitor experience for The Macallan brand. The new distillery and visitor experience is located on the stunning Easter Elchies estate in Scotland, which has been home to the leading luxury single malt since 1824. From humble beginnings, the brand has risen to become [...]...
  • Nestlé Strengthens its Research Capabilities in Switzerland Nestlé has announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research. The combination of two world-renowned research facilities with highly [...]...
  • Algaia Receives €4 Million Boost Algaia, will accelerate development and install a new specialty seaweed extract production unit at its Lannilis (Brittany-France) manufacturing facility dedicated to specialty algae extracts. The company’s main shareholder, Maabarot Products, has injected an additional €4 million in equity to support further expansion of the production facility and innovation center located in Saint-Lo (Normandy-France). Algaia works with local [...]...
  • Smarter Factories – Safer Working In food produce environments and packhouses, the benefits of automation when it comes to workforce health and safety are uncontended. From eliminating arduous and repetitive tasks to working uninterrupted within inhospitable chilled settings, robots are most certainly the future. Case loading specialist Brillopak and industrial automation pioneer Omron explore how smart robots, hardware and software can [...]...

Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition
September 06
10:35 2017

As Institute of Technology Carlow prepares to welcome the first intake of students on Ireland’s only honours degree course in brewing and distilling, the programme has received a huge endorsement by becoming one of only four in the world to achieve recognition by the prestigious Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD). And Walsh Whiskey Distillery, which boasts one of Ireland’s largest distilleries and a visitor centre in Royal Oak Carlow, has announced it is to award a €1,000 bursary prize to the brewing & distilling student who achieves the highest grades at the end of his or her first year. The bursary, according to Bernard Walsh of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, recognises Institute of Technology Carlow as “a centre for teaching, learning, research and innovation in brewing and distilling.”

The IBD is the world’s leading professional body for the brewing and distilling industry and promotes education and professional development in the science and technology of brewing, distilling, and related industries.  It spent the best part of a year assessing the degree course at Institute of Technology Carlow before announcing its endorsement. The Carlow-based programme now becomes one of only four worldwide to have achieved this recognition by the IBD. Graduates of the degree will be eligible to sit the Masters level professional qualifications of the IBD.

Bernard Walsh, Founder and Managing Director of Walsh whiskey, says: “We are delighted to be a collaborative partner with the brewing and distilling degree course at Institute of Technology Carlow. The development is hugely welcomed by the industry which is crying out for qualified staff. To this end, the Institute is becoming a recognised centre for teaching, learning, research and innovation in brewing and distilling.”

Dr. David Ryan, programme director for the new degree course at Institute of Technology Carlow, welcomes the news of both the Walsh Whiskey Distillery bursary and the IBD recognition. He comments: “The new degree programme is an incredibly exciting and timely development for Ireland’s growing brewing and distilling sector.  Our graduates will support the industry in the region, nationally and globally. The Walsh Whiskey Distillery bursary will inspire first year students to get off to the best start in their degree, while also making an impression with one of the leaders of Ireland’s whiskey renaissance.”

Launched last October, the Bachelor of Science (honours) degree programme in Brewing & Distilling, followed two years of research and development by Institute of Technology Carlow that included consultation with industry, representative organisations, national bodies and government. The programme has received huge support from the industry who have consistently reported difficulties in recruiting suitable qualified staff.

According to the Food Wise 2025 national plan, Ireland’s brewing and distilling industry will contribute towards the creation of an additional 23,000 food and drink based sectoral jobs by 2025, an 85% increase in food and drink exports to €19 billion and a 65% increase in primary production value to €10 billion. Whiskey exports are up 60% since 2009 with 60 million litres exported per annum. Indeed, 28 distilleries are now operating or being developed on the island of Ireland and the number of microbreweries are expected to grow to 100 by 2025. Direct employment in distilling will grow 30% by 2025. A surge of interest in craft beer and micro distilleries, emerging markets in Asia and the explosion of the craft alcohol market in the United States are fuelling the sector.

CAPTION:

Pictured (left to right): Bernard Walsh, Founder and Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery; Dr. David Ryan, programme director for the new degree course at Institute of Technology Carlow; and Lisa Ryan, Distillery Manager, Walsh Whiskey Distillery.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 1, 2018Gluten Free Expo Slovakia
  • June 3, 2018Vinoble
  • June 4, 20188th WSO World Congress on Stevia Tasteful 2018
  • June 17, 2018The Excellence of Italian Food and Wine (Bellavita Expo)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements