Thursday, August 28, 2014


The long-awaited return of whiskey production to Tullamore became a significant step closer this week with the installation of their custom-made spirit safe.

Made and installed by the Forsyth Group from Moray - Scotland, the spirit safe has been uniquely designed in a triangular shape, in reference to Tullamore D.E.W.’s complex triple-distilled and triple blend of all three types of Irish whiskey, while also paying tribute to the Grant family’s coat of arms which features its own trio of crowns.

Tullamore's new and uniquely designed triangular shaped spirit safe

The first spirit will flow from the new €35m distillery in mid-September exactly 60 years after the closure of the original distillery.

Commenting on the arrival of the spirit safe, Denise Devenny, Tullamore Distillery Process Leader said: “The installation of the spirit safe marks a momentous milestone in returning whiskey production to Tullamore.  Today we saw the heart of the distillery being put in place right between the hand crafted pot and malt stills.  The spirit safe is the most important element in the distillation process and is used to select the finest cut of spirits.   There is no better sight than seeing pure spirit washing around the mouth of the collection bowl and disappearing to be matured in casks knowing that it will only re-appear many years later to be enjoyed by generations of whiskey connoisseurs.”

The new distillery will open on September 14th, bringing Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey production back to the town for the first time in 60 years. Annual production is estimated to be around 1.5m cases of triple distilled, pot still and malt whiskeys.

Source: Gibney Communications