Bushmills to receive £30m expansionBy Neal Baker
Bushmills Irish Whiskey’s parent company Jose Cuervo is planning to spend £30 million on a new distillery facility for the brand that will “effectively double its capacity”.
The investment is expected to lead to the employment of 20 new staff to 150-strong team at the distillery based in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland.
There will be £3m of capital expenditure at Bushmills every year for the next 10 -15 years, the plans reveal.
A “world class” new tourist centre also forms part of the investment from Mexico-based Jose Cuervo.
The company, which is best-known for producing Jose Cuervo Tequila, puchased Bushmills from Diageo last year in a straight swap for its Don Julio brand.
Bushmills claims to be the oldest licensed distillery in the world, with distillation taking place at the site since 1608.