FDBusiness.com

New Irish Distillery, Craft Brewery and Visitor Centre to Open in 2016

 Breaking News
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...
  • PepsiCo Reveals the 10 Finalists Joining its 2018 Nutrition Greenhouse Programme PepsiCo has announced the 10 entrepreneurs that will form the second class of its health and wellness incubator in Europe. First launched in 2017 to support the next generation of food and beverage entrepreneurs, the PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse programme offers each of the 10 participating companies a €20,000 grant, and access to PepsiCo mentors and experts to take [...]...
  • PureCircle Increases Capacity to Supply Reb M PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners, has announced that its recent advances in expanding capacity now enable it to supply significantly more Reb M to global beverage and food companies. Using beverage sweetening as an equivalized example, PureCircle can now supply enough Reb M to sweeten about 500 million cases of zero-calorie [...]...
  • Introducing the Propack Synchronized Staging Transfer Model PSST/120 Propack has announced a new, economical, safe product delivery system that uses stepper servo technology to receive randomly presented products from baggers, pouchers and flow wrappers to synchronise product delivery to high-speed cartoning machines. With a maximum packing rate of 120 packs per minute (PPM) to 80 twin PPM (depending on product size), the PSST/120 [...]...
  • Bel to Produce Mini Babybel at its First Canadian Factory Bel Group, a world leader in branded cheese and a major player in the healthy snack market, plans to build its first Canadian plant in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The facility, which is scheduled to begin commercial production in early 2020, will be fully dedicated to producing Mini Babybel® cheese. These dairy snacks encased in small and [...]...

New Irish Distillery, Craft Brewery and Visitor Centre to Open in 2016

New Irish Distillery, Craft Brewery and Visitor Centre to Open in 2016
September 04
15:48 2015

A new distillery, craft brewery and visitor centre is scheduled to open next year in Ireland with the creation of 80 new jobs. The Boann Distillery and Visitor Centre has ambitious plans to become one of Ireland’s leading independent distilleries and craft breweries. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Opening in 2016, the €20 million Drogheda-based facility will include a whiskey distillery ,craft brewery and taproom, an architecturally designed visitor centre, which will host distillery and brewery tours, a 120 seater restaurant, whiskey bar, private event space, and a gift shop.

With plans to produce craft whiskey, gin and an innovative range of craft beers for the domestic and export market, craft beer production is nearing commencement in the 50,000sq ft building located in the Boyne Valley.

The Boann whiskey distillery will create a range of Irish single malt, pot still and blended whiskies from technologically advanced nano-copper pot stills. A small batch premium gin will also be produced in a custom made 500 Ltr Bennett Still.

With a 3 vessel 35HL Kasper Schulz brewhouse at its heart and using traditional brewing methods, the Boyne Brewhouse will debut with a range of three craft beers.The core Boyne Brewhouse craft beer range will be available in bottle, can and draught and will follow up with a range of speciality food beers and seasonals.

The Boann Distillery and Boyne Brewhouse are the realisation of a long held ambition of the Cooney family who have a long tradition in the Irish drinks industry. Pat Cooney built the Gleeson Group to be a major player in the Irish manufacturing and wholesale drinks business over the last 40 years with €300 million turnover and employment of 750 people. Part of this business was sold in 2012 to C&C but a cream liqueur facility and cidery were retained by the Cooney family.

Pat Cooney, chief executive of the Boann Distillery and Visitor Centre, says: “I’ve been in the drinks industry for the past 40 years and it has been a nagging ambition to establish a distillery of my own. To be able to realise this ambition, with the encouragement and participation of my wife and family, is a great bonus and to be able to establish this project in this super building in my home town is a multiple bonus.”

He adds: “To add to the attraction of the location, we are also putting in a Craft Brewery. Marrying these two pillars of the Iindustry with cream liqueur and cider allows us to tick all the boxes of the drinks industry. The business will have a strong export focus without neglecting the domestic market.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements