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Jameson hits 5 million mark

By Business & Finance
18 September 2015
Jameson chimney viewing tower
Jameson chimney viewing tower, Dublin

Irish Distillers, home to Jameson, Paddy and Powers, has celebrated global sales of 5 million cases of Jameson this year amid the opening of a new micro distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork.

From sales of 500,000 cases in 1996, Jameson’s brand continues to grow at a rapid pace worldwide.

Anna Malmhake, CEO, Irish Distillers, said: “Today is a major milestone for Irish Distillers. Jameson is an unparalleled export success story, having sold less than 500,000 cases in 1996 to over 5m this year, and it is poised to continue its phenomenal trajectory. We have recently doubled-production capacity here in Midleton to keep pace with the astronomical growth prospects, and we expect to have to expand capacity again in the next few years to keep up with demand.”

Anna continued: “When fully operational, it will produce 400 casks of Irish whiskey per annum, from brewing through to maturation. These will be innovative, small batch whiskeys, which will play a key role in the future of Irish whiskey development. Our archivist recently uncovered a notebook personally used by John Jameson II in 1826 which he used to take note of special recipes and ingredient mixes used by the original Jameson distillers. The micro distillery will enable us to bring these old Irish whiskeys back to life in the modern era, as well as experiment and innovate with new ingredients mixes.”

Jameson infographic
Photo (top): Giuseppe Milo