Covid-19 Updates

 

At Irish Distillers we are monitoring the developments of Covid-19 on an ongoing basis and following guidance from the WHO, the Irish Government and the HSE closely. Our business, like many others, will be impacted by this but as always, the health of our employees, along with our customers and the communities we operate within, is our top priority. We hope that by collaborating with the HSE to produce hand sanitiser gel, we can play our part to assist in this time of national crisis.

Please refer to this page for official updates from our business.


Our brand homes, offices and production facilities

Following guidance from Government, the HSE and relevant health authorities in Ireland we have made the decision to close our brand homes in Bow St., Dublin and Midleton, Co. Cork, effective from 12 March. This isn’t a decision that we have come to lightly and we are continuing to communicate with our staff as we work to re-open our doors when it is appropriate to do so.

If you have a booking with us over the coming weeks, we would like to offer you the opportunity to re-book or avail of a refund. Please contact:

Jameson Distillery Bow St
bowst@jamesonwhiskey.com or +353-1-8072355

Jameson Distillery Midleton
midleton@jamesonwhiskey.com or +353-21-4613594

We have advised our staff in our offices in Dublin and Cork to avail of our smart work policy and work from home, where possible, since 12 March.  The decision has been made to close our office premises in Simmonscourt and Bow St. in Dublin from 5pm on 27 March until further notice.

While our supply chain and operations are unaffected at present, we have plans in place to manage various potential scenarios which may unfold in the future to ensure business continuity.

We are adhering to the latest updated guidelines provided by WHO, Government and the HSE and we continue to monitor the situation closely and update our staff accordingly.

 

Provision of alcohol for hand sanitiser

The demand for alcohol gel is at unprecedentedly high levels and is set to remain so for the foreseeable period. Alcohol gel plays a vital part in the frontline efforts of those who are fighting to contain the Covid-19 virus, not least our healthcare professionals working in hospital and other healthcare settings.

In March, Irish Distillers approached the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland to inform them that we were in a position to help with this specific challenge.

Our distillery in Midleton, together with our partners Mervue Laboratories in Cork, have the necessary products and supply chain available to manufacture large-scale quantities of alcohol gel and to make this available for use by healthcare authorities on the frontline in the period ahead.

Large-scale quantities of alcohol is being made available free of charge by Irish Distillers. Production has commenced with end product being delivered to the HSE’s supply centre for distribution to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

We stand committed to the people and communities of Ireland during this difficult time and we will continue to collaborate with the health authorities so as to ensure our efforts are channelled to greatest effect. We are committed to maintaining supply to the maximum levels possible for as long as possible.

Like so many, Irish Distillers is doing what we can at a time of great national crisis. We hope that in doing so, it helps our healthcare professionals in their efforts to protect all of us from the spread of the virus.

 

Availability of hand sanitiser

We have received enquiries about the availability of alcohol gel. Thank you to those who have supported the initiative and who have taken the time to get in touch.

We appreciate that the demand for alcohol gel is at unprecedentedly high levels, and we understand that there are lots of people and businesses in need of supply.

We are working with the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive to supply alcohol gel to frontline healthcare workers, and this is our priority for the foreseeable future.

 

To get information about responsible drinking at home during this time visit DrinkAware.ie