Distillery plans new premium whiskey

A distillery in County Down is investing stg£1.5 million (€1.85 million) in the development of a new premium Irish whiskey for export.

8th June, 2014

Echlinville Distillery

**Done Deal:** €1.85 million

**The clincher:** ''My decision to establish the new distillery, only the second in Northern Ireland, was influenced by the growth in demand for Irish whiskey in the US over the past few years. Irish whiskey is now the fastest growing brown spirit worldwide and demand is currently outstripping supply in the US and many other markets. - **Shane Braniff,** managing director, Echlinville Distillery

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