Blacks Brewery & Distillery has been granted planning permission for a new €8 million complex overlooking Kinsale Harbour.
This expansion will create 15 new jobs initially, with more to follow, as the development matures.
Comprised of a brewery, distillery and visitor experience with bar, this new complex will be built on a brownfield site that was previously home to an old T-shirt factory.
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Blacks noted that it is excited to add to the site’s history when the new complex opens in 2023, marking its ten-year anniversary.
Statement By Founder
Speaking in relation to this planning approval, founder Sam Black commented, “I cannot begin to explain the joy which the entire team here at Blacks are feeling right now. This expansion has been in the works for a number of years, and to finally get the green light to start building our new and improved home is amazing. We have been living the dream since 2013, and are so excited to let others experience this passion. Visitors will get a front-row pass to our production process, getting to enjoy the picturesque sights over the Bandon River, but also the even more impressive views through the windows of our copper stills at our liquid gold and malt-mashing in the production hall of the brewery and distillery.
“Not only will this new facility allow us to bring a wider variety of beers and spirits to our loyal Blacks consumers, but this complex is also a fantastic boost for our local economy here in Kinsale, in terms of employment, but also tourism, which has taken a hit over the last two years, as a result of Covid-19.”
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