The shipment which travelled 650 miles by road and sea from the north-west of Scotland, included the three giant copper pot stills and column stills, which alone weigh between four and five tonnes each and scale up to 6.5 metres in height.
|The new Walsh Whiskey stills being welcomed at the distillery|
Today’s delivery was met by the founders of Walsh Whiskey, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, company employees and the community of the small village of Royal Oak which have supported the €25 million project since it was announced in 2013.
Once commissioned in early 2016, the distillery which is the only one in Ireland to produce all three types of Irish whiskey in one still house; pot, malt and grain, will have the capacity to produce 8 million bottles of whiskey annually.
The expansion of the business is expected to lead to increased supplies of Walsh Whiskey’s Irishman Whiskey and Writers Tears brands from 2019 when distribution will increase to over 100 countries including China and India.
Posted by Steve Rush