We can’t wait to visit.
Cork’s famous Midleton Distillery is set to undergo a major renovation and upgrade, Irish Distillers announced this morning.
Plans include a new bar and restaurant, as well as a cafe and shopping facilities.
“Midleton Distillery is the beating heart of Irish whiskey and home to some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, including Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Midleton Very Rare, the Spot family and Method and Madness, as well as the Irish Whiskey Academy, Irish Distillers’ Archive and the Micro Distillery,” a spokesperson said.
“As part of the plan, the existing attraction will be completely transformed to accommodate new and interactive whiskey tours and various tasting experiences, offering visitors the opportunity to explore more about the past, present and future of Irish whiskey production at Midleton Distillery.”
Construction will begin immediately, as the company hopes to complete all work by 2025, which marks the 200-year anniversary of the site.
CEO of Irish Distillers Conor McQuaid said: “At Irish Distillers, we are always looking towards the future of Irish whiskey, which is why we are delighted to announce our plans for the redevelopment of the distillery experience at Midleton.
“Our ambition is to deliver an exceptional, world-class experiential offering which will bring whiskey lovers closer to the production process than ever before.”
The distillery is already a major tourist attraction, home to the Irish Whiskey Academy, offering whiskey tasting courses, and boasting three 75,000-litre pot stills, the largest in operation worldwide.