Irish Distillers Limited
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish Whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish Whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish Whiskey, experiencing 27 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 5.7m cases in 2016. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 60 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.
Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. In 2015, we completed a €220m investment which doubled our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.
We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin.
We live and love whiskey – and the people who make it. We share a love for the good things in life, celebrated in company with warmth and affection. Generations of our distillers kept the single pot still tradition alive because we believed it produced the best whiskey and would stand the test of time. For over 300 years we have been inspired by a passion for uncompromising quality – and by a fierce family spirit.
Irish Distillers people are understated yet unstoppable; supportive but adventurous; independent, but with a talent for collaboration. We admire authenticity. We love to work with those who take their whiskey more seriously than themselves. These are people who think life is for living and a glass is for raising. Positive people, who help others, making the world a better place. Long before it was fashionable, our founders paid good wages, provided housing and looked after workers’ welfare. Our people keep that spirit alive, backing the business because the business backs them
In our world, you maintain your reputation by doing the right things – always. You follow your conscience, even when no one is looking. You value the genuine and the humble, fairness and integrity, whilst protecting craft and family. As custodians of a shared history, you take pride in keeping the pioneering spirit of our founders alive, as you help to write another remarkable chapter in the ongoing Irish Distillers story.
*From distillery website 20 July 2017
Billy Leighton, Head Blender
Original distiller on Bow St. in Dublin for 200 years
New distillery in Midleton, County Cork as of 1975
Tullamore D.E.W. is also produced at New Midleton Distillery