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Midleton Distillery

Republic of Ireland


The Old Midleton Distillery was founded in the early seventeenth century. The distillery is located in the town of Midleton approximately 20 kilometres east of Cork City in the south of Ireland. The Irish whiskey industry was booming at the time and the distillery soon had an incredible 200 people employed and produced 1.5 million litres of whiskey.

In 1975 production at the Old Midleton Distillery was moved to the New Midleton Distillery which was built right next to the original one. The new distillery was built by the newly formed Irish Distillers Group. The beautiful Old Midleton Distillery currently serves as a visitor centre where the history of Irish whiskey may be studied.

The New Midleton Distillery produces whiskey for four different brands; Jameson, Paddy, Powers Gold Label and Midleton. The distillery also produces a significant volume of grain whisky.


A Selection of Midleton

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Jameson Irish Whisky 40%



Jameson 1780 Reserve 12 år 40%


Jameson Limited Edition 15 år 40%


Jameson Master Selection 18 år 40%


Redbreast 12 år






Powers 12 år


Midleton 1967 35 år


Midleton Very Rare


Short Fact: The New Midleton Distillery is a large distillery which produces whiskey for a number of brands.


Character: Light-bodied, fresh and characteristic Irish whiskey.


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Production at Midleton


The New Midleton Distillery is a complex facility with a high production capacity. The distillery uses 13 stills that are run three at a time in different combinations to produce the various whiskeys. Outside the distillery stands the world’s largest pot still with a staggering volume of 125 000 litres. The huge still is not in use, the current stills ‘only’ hold 75 000 litres each. The annual production capacity at the New Midleton Distillery is 19 million litres.


Contact Midleton


The Old Midleton Distillery
Co. Cork



Phone: + 353 21 4613594
Fax: + 353 21 4613642

Visitors: The visitor centre at the Old Midleton Distillery is open 7 days all year from 10am to 6pm (the last tour commences at 6pm). However opening times are somewhat restricted during the winter months and visitors are encouraged to phone ahead if visiting at this time of the year.

A small admission charge applies which includes a guided tour of the old distillery, an audio-visual show, a whiskey tasting and access to the restaurant and the large gift shop which sells all brands of Irish Whiskey.

Owner: Pernod Ricard through Irish Distillers Group


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