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Irish Whiskey Industry Celebrates 21st Distillery Opening

By Dave Simpson

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has congratulated Blackwater Distillery of Co. Waterford on becoming the 21st operational Irish whiskey distillery on the island of Ireland.

The distillery will produce Single Malt and Pot Still Irish whiskey. It will also continue to produce its popular range of Blackwater Irish Gin.

Blockchain Technology

Blackwater Distillery will be the first whiskey distillery in the world to embrace blockchain technology. Every bottle of whiskey produced at the distillery will feature a unique symbol which the customer can scan, giving them access to information from every step of the whiskey’s production journey from distillation to bottling. This technology is being utilised as part of the company’s aim to be 100% transparent on every drop distilled at the Ballyduff facility.

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The distillery will open to the general public for tours in early 2019.

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