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

In line with Government guidelines our Jameson brand homes in Bow St., Dublin and Midleton, Co. Cork, have now reopened to the public. Our experiences are operating at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing inline with public health and safety advice. We look forward to welcoming visitors over the coming months.


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