Independent, family-owned Walsh Whiskey Distillery is to make a significant €25m expansion programme for its award winning, super premium and ultra premium Irish whiskey brands – The Irishman and Writers Tears.

The expansion will create a total of 55 permanent and part-time jobs in the Carlow area over five years, where the whiskies will be distilled, crafted and aged. The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland, is supporting the project.