Irish Distillers has announced the appointment of Henry Donnelly as the new distiller of the micro distillery at the Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork. As part of his new role, Donnelly will be responsible for the day to day operations of the micro distillery and will work closely with master distiller Brian Nation on the production of new whiskeys to add to the existing Irish Distillers portfolio.
Commenting on the announcement, Donnelly said, “I am looking forward to working closely with Brian and using my training and experience to produce a range of exciting and innovative new whiskeys.”
Meanwhile, Nation stated, “We opened the Micro Distillery in 2015 and since then it has allowed us to explore experimental and innovative new mash bills and distillates, all of which are currently maturing. We are also looking to the past and experimenting with recipes and production techniques used by the great distillers that have come before us from the Jameson and Powers families and the Murphy family of the Cork Distilleries Company. On top of that, it is a space where we can train the up and coming distillers of tomorrow. It is a fully manual operation which requires our young talent to hone and test their skills every day, and to really understand the fundamentals of how to make the finest whiskeys in the world. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Henry to the role. We have no doubt that he will play his part in adding exciting new chapters to the incredible story of Irish whiskey.”
As the distiller in the micro distillery, Donnelly will also provide training to colleagues on the entire production process and enhance the visitor experience in the Jameson Experience Midleton.
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