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Rapid Growth in Irish Distillery Market

Much has been written recently about the explosion in popularity of craft beers and the growth of microbreweries. And the upcoming Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair will showcase some of the best brands that are out there in the marketplace (meet us there!)

However in recent years the Irish distillery market has also made a remarkable recovery and is on a growth trajectory that few would have anticipated back in the noughties. Incredibly though back in the early 19th century there was a burst of activity in the market and the number of Irish whiskey distilleries went from 40 in 1823 to 86 in 1840!

In contrast, by 2013 there were only 4 distilleries yet the industry has been in growth mode again; the following year this number had doubled and if you check out the whiskey distillery map published by the Irish Whiskey Association, you’ll see the breakdown showing an additional number of planned distilleries currently standing at  existing and new distilleries as numbering 20 in total – still well down on 1823 levels but the projects represent a very significant level of investment and employment in the country. In fact the Irish Whiskey Association’s recent report “Vision for Irish Whiskey” estimates that the sector represents direct employment levels of over 750 people and this doesn’t take into account specialist industry suppliers like Spectac International, where employment has more than doubled in recent years.

Pioneers of the Complete Distillery

The promotors of new distilleries are turning to Spectac International as the leading supplier in the marketplace as the company has pioneered a comprehensive service that includes the design, fabrication, installation and automation of complete distillery systems . This offers many advantages for new distillery projects including significant economies of scale, the benefit of dealing with a sole supplier, the confidence that Spectac International in a proven expert in the marketplace and of course all the efficiencies of automated manufacturing through the seamless integration of PLC controls.

Spectac International Premium Supplier of Complete Distillery Systems

Spectac International has been hugely successful in delivering innovative, comprehensive distillery systems which are automated and highly efficient to run. As a result the company now dominates the market as the premium supplier to planned distilleries. Projects that reflect our place in the market as the leading supplier of turnkey solutions for distillers include many famous brands such as Tullamore Dew, Bushmills, ICL Irish Distillers, Teelings Whiskey and many others. These distilleries represent a small sample of the many projects we have worked on – see case studies.

If you’d like to talk through our innovative solutions and the  complete distillery systems we manufacture and install, please do Contact us to discuss your project. Or visit us at Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair – we look forward to talking with you!

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