Monday, June 22, 2020


Irish Distillers, has today announced the appointment of Katherine Condon as Distiller, at its Midleton Distillery.

Katherine will report to newly appointed Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman, and will be responsible for the production process from brewing to distillation, as well as overseeing the quality of all new pot and grain distillates, at the Co. Cork based distillery.

New Midleton Distiller: Katherine Condon

Katherine joined Irish Distillers in 2014 as part of the Graduate Distiller Programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, she was appointed Distiller at the Micro Distillery in Midleton, Irish Distillers’ hub for innovation and experimentation with new distillate styles.

From there Katherine moved to the main distillery as a process technologist and, most recently, production supervisor. During her time with Irish Distillers, Katherine has played a vital role in the production of many new innovations, including the Method and Madness range.

Commenting on her appointment, Katherine Condon, said: “I am honoured to be appointed as Distiller. This role represents a time-honoured craft and it has been a privilege to learn about the art and science of distilling from icons of world whiskey like Brian Nation and Kevin O’Gorman. I look forward to using the wisdom and experience I have inherited to continue their legacy of quality, while driving innovation as I continue my career in Midleton. I am incredibly excited about the future of Irish whiskey and role I can play in it.”

Earlier this month Irish Distillers, announced that Kevin O’Gorman had taken over the role of Master Distiller from Brian Nation, who held the role since 2013.

Posted by Steve Rush