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Bushmills invests 1.5m in stills equipment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Irish whiskey label Bushmills has invested 1.5 million on refurbishing and expanding its distillery equipment.

The development will focus around improving all of the existing nine stills plus the addition of a brand new tenth still.

Gordon Donoghue, Bushmills supply director, said: "Diageo is committed to growing the Bushmills brand and the refurbishment of all existing nine stills and the addition of 'still 10' will enable us to increase production whilst maintaining the existing high standard of whiskey."

The distillery recently refurbished its mash house in 2007.

Donoghue added: "Our recent investment continues the investment strategy announced when Diageo took ownership of the brand and the distillery.

"To date more than 6m has been spent, allowing us to increase production and efficiency and we are aiming to double our output to 1 million cases within the next 5 years."

The distillery currently employs some 120 staff and produces 500,000 cases of Bushmills annually on a seven-day production cycle.