£30m expansion at Bushmills Distillery

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The owner of Bushmills distillery in County Antrim has lodged plans for a £30m expansion of the facility.

In 2014, the whiskey brand was bought by Mexican headquartered firm, Jose Cuervo.

It has now filed a planning application for a new distillery facility, which it says will “effectively double production capacity.”

The expansion should lead to the creation of up to 20 jobs.

The distillery currently employs around 150 full-time and agency staff.

The plan adds that there will also be around £3m of capital expenditure at the facility every year for the next 10 -15 years.