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German duo look to launch tinned Irish water in US

Berlin-based entrepreneurs Stefan Hansen and Fritz Hendrick Melle, co-founders of Private Pier Industries), took a majority stake in the Grace O’Malley whiskey brand to fund the launch of the new product earlier this year

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
25th August, 2019
Stefan Hansen, Stephen Cope and Hendrick Melle at the launch of Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey Pic: Fergal Phillips

The two German businessmen behind the launch of Irish whiskey brand Grace O’Malley are plotting the production of Irish-made tinned water.

Berlin-based entrepreneurs Stefan Hansen and Fritz Hendrick Melle, co-founders of Private Pier Industries (PPI), took a majority stake in the Grace O’Malley whiskey brand to fund the launch of the new product earlier this year.

PPI is also behind pet food brand Irish Pure, which is sold in thousands of...

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