New Distillery Opens In Co. Down
A new distillery has opened in Co. Down following an investment of close to £1 million.
As reported by The Irish News, the new distillery, which is called R&R Distillery Ireland Ltd and is located in state-of-the-art purpose-built premises on the Ballygowan Road in the Castlereagh Hills, will produce of two premium spirits called Backyard Whiskey and Backyard Vodka using locally sourced ingredients aimed at the home and export markets, and will create 40 jobs over the next three to five years.
The new distillery is owned by husband and wife Robin and Reyna Herron, who are from Bangor in Co. Down.
Robin Herron reportedly said, "We pondered the concept for several years before travelling around Europe fact-finding and exploring the finer details and specifications, and eventually having our copper stills hand made for us in Canada.
"But the most important thing in creating any great spirit is great ingredients, and we have been delighted to be able to source the purest and highest quality ingredients locally."
Reyna Herron reportedly said, "We are mindful of our commitment to local sourcing and our environmental responsibilities, and I believe we have come up with some really exciting and innovative solutions to recycling by-products through a biotechnology company to produce natural nutrients in farmed fish feed."
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