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19/09/2014 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN. 5 brewers and distillers of Dublin 8 set to invest €199 million by 2017. Pictured here is: Jack O’Shea, Alltech; Eibhlin Roche, The Guinness Storehouse; Michael Reddy, Teeling Whiskey Company; Marie Byrne, Dublin Whiskey Company and John Leonard, The Five Lamps Dublin Brewery. The brewers and distillers of Dublin 8 have today joined forces to show their support for the local Dublin 8 community in a “Dublin Ate, Culture Quenched!”. The event is being organised by the Dublin Whiskey Company this evening and hosted in their historic mill building which dates back to 1691. There are now 5 brewers and distillers located in Dublin 8, who will have invested over €199 million in the area by 2015, with three new distilleries – Alltech, Dublin Whiskey Company and Teeling Whiskey Company – and Five Lamps Brewery, currently in various stages of planning, plus Guinness’ existing operations at St James’ Gate, where a €169m new brewery “Brewhouse No.4” was opened by An Taoiseach last week. The breweries and distilleries are helping Dublin 8 to get back to its industrial roots, with the 5 companies set to export high quality products to hundreds of countries throughout the world, adding to the rejuvenation of the area. The 4 visitor centres associated with the projects will also add to Ireland’s tourism offering, with the new developments set to attract approximately 300,000 tourists to their visitor centres when complete, which will add to the 1.2 million people who visit the Guinness Storehouse every year. The 5 D8 brewers and distillers are also uniting in a call to the Government to “Support Your Local…” and help the brewing and distilling sector to grow in a sustainable manner by reversing excise on alcohol in the upcoming Budget. Excise increases has led to many new distillers stating that it is simply too expensive for them to sell Irish whiskey in the home market and we are facing a situation where many wil

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