Tullamore Dew visitor centre closure risks 14 jobs

William Grant & Sons is set to close the Tullamore Dew visitor centre in Ireland next month putting 14 jobs at risk of redundancy. The family-owned company plans to move the Tullamore Dew visitor centre to the Tullamore Dew distillery next summer in order to create a “premium whiskey tour and experience”. William Grant & Sons said the decision was also due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism industry. The Tullamore…

Continue Reading →

SB meets… Andy Gascoigne, Haworth Steam

The former rugby league player turned publican discusses his career off the pitch, opening his first venue and the creation of his sweet shop-inspired gins. Where did your interest in the drinks industry come from? I used to be a professional sportsman, playing rugby league, but at the end of my career I didn’t know what to do. I had a beautiful house in the foothills of the Pennines and my wife Mandy and I…

Continue Reading →

Sliabh Liag Distillers hits €1.5m funding target

Irish spirits producer Sliabh Liag Distillers has surpassed its €1.5 million (US$1.7m) fundraising target in less than two weeks. In July 2020, the company said it aimed to raise €1.5m through a Crowdcube campaign to help build its new distillery in County Donegal. The fundraising drive, which opened on Wednesday 26 August, has raised £1,588,885 (US$2m) from 830 investors to date. Of the current investment, three existing stakeholders and former Sab Miller executives have pledged…

Continue Reading →

Plans approved for £1.5m Whitby Distillery

English gin maker Whitby Distillery has been granted planning approval for the construction of a new £1.5 million (US$1.9m) distillery in North Yorkshire. Whitby Distillery, which produces Whitby Gin, has been granted approval to construct the new distillery in two derelict barns on the south-west corner of the Whitby Abbey grounds. Luke Pentith, co-founder of Whitby Distillery, said: “This is absolutely wonderful news. We’d like to say a big thank you to Scarborough Council and…

Continue Reading →

Copperworks ages gin in Laphroaig and Caol Ila casks

US distiller Copperworks has unveiled two gins matured in casks that previously held peated Scotch whiskies from Laphroaig and Caol Ila. Copperworks Distilling Company filled casks from Islay distilleries Laphroaig and Caol Ila with its Small Batch Gin. The Laphroaig cask was left to rest for seven months and the Caol Ila cask was matured for 10 months. “We’re intrigued by how different these two releases are,” said Jason Parker, Copperworks co-founder and president. “The…

Continue Reading →