Friday, April 22, 2016


Walsh Whiskey Distillery has announced a significant expansion and distribution deal for its Irish whiskey brands in Russia and the United States.

In Russia, the company has agreed an exclusive contract with the Simple Group, appointing them as the exclusive distributor of The Irishman super-premium Irish whiskey. Russia, with a population of 143 million people, is one of the top five export markets globally for Irish whiskey and The Irishman is the leading independent Irish whiskey in Russia.

Bernard Walsh & Edward Shindyapin - Simple Group Brand Manager

In the United States, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has granted Walsh Whiskey’s Writers Tears a listing. Pennsylvania is the sixth largest state in the United States with a population of 13 million people including cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Commenting on the news, Bernard Walsh, Founder & Chief Executive of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, said: “It’s very encouraging to be strengthening the reach of our brands in key markets like Russia and the United States, especially as our distillery is now in production and we gear for both strong production and sales growth in the years ahead.”

Established in 1999 by husband and wife, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, and located on the 18th century Royal Oak estate in Ireland’s County Carlow, the Walsh Whiskey Distillery Company is a leading independent producer of super-premium and ultra-premium, triple-distilled, craft, Irish whiskeys.

The Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak was commissioned on March 27th, and is one of the largest independent whiskey distilleries in Ireland. The two production lines, using both pot stills and column stills, give Walsh Whiskey Distillery the capacity to produce 650,000 cases of whiskey annually.

The expansion of the business will lead to increased supplies of Irishman Whiskey and Writers Tears brands from 2019 when distribution will increase to over 100 countries including China and India.

Posted by Steve Rush