Site Visit to the new Waterford Distillery

Site Visit to the new Waterford Distillery

13feb13:4516:00Site Visit to the new Waterford Distillery01:45PM - 4:00PM (13) Grattan Quay, Waterford, Ireland

Event Details

The MBAAI South East Chapter, in collaboration with the WIT Graduate Business School, will host a visit to the Waterford Distillery facility located at the converted former Guinness Brewery building on Thursday, 13th February. Head Distiller Ned Gahan will facilitate the group on the day.

Waterford Distillery was established five years ago by entrepreneur and third-generation wine merchant Mark Reynier. Mark has already proved that he can bring a successful whiskey brand to the market – he founded the Bruichladdich Scottish whiskey company in 2000 and sold it 12 years later to Remy Cointreau for £58 million. In 2014, he took up the challenge again, this time in Ireland, buying the former Guinness brewery in Waterford and renaming it the Waterford Distillery. The distillery works with 72 Irish farms, all located in the same region as the distillery. In total the barley is grown in 19 different soil types.

Waterford Distillery will release its first official whiskies in pairs this year. As a result, drinkers will be able to compare and contrast whiskies from different farms. Two will arrive in the spring and two in the autumn. Each of the four are single farm whiskies made from the same barley and cask composition. They will be of a similar age.

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Time: 1:45pm – 4pm



The group will meet at the entrance to the Distillery building at 1:45pm on Thursday, February 13th, with the tour commencing at 2pm sharp.

This event is free to MBA Association members. Those interested are asked to reserve a place by emailing Michael O’Grady at [email protected] . Places are limited.