Irish Distillers has announced a €17m expansion at its Fox and Geese bottling site in Clondalkin, Dublin, which will mean 30 new jobs and a doubling of exports over the next five years.
The Enterprise Ireland supported investment will increase bottling capacity at the site from 5 million 9-litre cases to 7.5 million cases – or 120 million bottles – of Jameson a year by 2017.
Last year the facility bottled over 60 million bottles of Irish whiskey.
“Today marks a landmark moment in the history of Fox and Geese as we celebrate 50 years of bottling here and an expansion which will increase bottling capacity at the site by 60pc,” said Anna Malmhake, CEO of Irish Distillers.
“This is part of a wider investment programme which saw €200m expansion of our distillery in Midleton and our maturation facility in Dungourney, Co Cork.
“Irish Distillers’ portfolio of brands has been growing by double-digits for the past 20 years and we are continuously investing in our operations to keep pace with demand.”
Owned by Pernod Ricard, Irish Distillers employs a total of 550 people across five sites in Ireland, including 150 currently at the Fox and Geese facility.