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Monday, March 19, 2007

Kilbeggan Distillery Shakes Off 50 Years of Cobwebs

Ireland's Kilbeggan Distillery started making whiskey today after being mothballed for more than 50 years ago. The distillery in County Westmeath is using potstills that were in use at the facility more than 130 years ago.

Kilbeggan's operators are targeting 2014 for the release of its first whiskey.

This is the second time in a week that a disused distillery has been in the news for making a comeback. Bruichladdich announced plans to relaunch a Port Charlotte distillery that was last making Islay Scotch 80 years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just bought my first bottle of Kilbeggan today in Santa Fe, N.M.!! The Irish are quicker than you think.