Irish Distillers has announced the appointment of Katherine Condon as distiller at its Midleton Distillery in Co. Cork.
Condon will oversee the quality of all new pot and grain distillates produced at Midleton to ensure that the correct balance of flavours are present ahead of the maturation and bottling stage.
Condon, who has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Process and Chemical Engineering from University College Cork and a Diploma in Distilling from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, joined Irish Distillers in 2014 as part of the Graduate Distiller Programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, Condon was appointed distiller at the micro distillery in Midleton. From there, she moved to the main distillery as a process technologist and subsequently become a production supervisor.
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Commenting on Condon's appointment as a distiller, newly-appointed Midleton Distillery master distiller Kevin O'Gorman said, "Katherine has consistently demonstrated a passion and exceptional skillset for the art of distillation. Her inquisitive nature and constant pursuit of excellence has made her one of the rising stars of world distilling, and we are delighted to announce her appointment as distiller at Midleton Distillery. I look forward to continuing to with work with her as she joins a lineage of the great distillers who have gone before her."
Meanwhile, Condon stated, "I am honoured to be appointed as distiller. This role represents a time-honoured craft, and it has been a privilege to learn about the art and science of distilling from icons of world whiskey like Brian Nation and Kevin O'Gorman. I look forward to using the wisdom and experience I have inherited to continue their legacy of quality, while driving innovation as I continue my career in Midleton. I am incredibly excited about the future of Irish whiskey and the role I can play in it."
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