The proposed distillery will have two names; Dingle Distillery and Drioglann Daingean U’ Chuis. The Poterhouse Brewing Company’s plans for the Dingle Distillery are green.
The first purpose-built distillery in Ireland in over 200 years is aiming to have a low carbon footprint and to be situated in a converted creamery.
The site has a river running through it and so the Dingle Distillery will make use of a mill wheel and generate its own hydro electricity. These features combined with the use of solar panels will make it the greenest distillery in the world.
The new distillery will create five new full time jobs in the production side but also 12 more full time roles to man a visitor centre.
Despite the economic conditions demand for ultra premium spirits remain high; especially in the USA, Russia and Asia. Porterhouse, who are more used to working with beer, plan on brewing whiskey on the site.
In Pure Spirit
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