Lir Irish Whiskey Brand Coming to America

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Lir Irish Whiskey announced the shipment of 7,000 bottles of their Green Crest blend to the USA in July. The company from Co. Antrim launched the Lir brand, a sourced whiskey, a few years ago across Ireland. Three varieties exist with different maturation finishes under the Red, Green, and Black Crest labels. The Green Crest expression is a triple cask blend bottled at 43.3% that comprises the shipment to the USA. The company is in the planning phase for a new distillery in their hometown of Cushendall to be called Glens of Antrim Distillery.

Glens of Antrim Distillery complete first Irish whiskey shipment to the US

Founders of Glens of Antrim Distillery, Michael, Mary and Charlie McKillop with Lir Green Crest in Cushendall.

THE company behind plans for a new Irish whiskey distillery and visitor centre in Cushendall has completed its first shipment to the United States.

The Glens of Antrim Distillery has exported 7,000 bottles of its Lir Green Crest whiskey into the American market.

It marks a significant milestone for the Irish whiskey venture, first conceived by the McKillop family in 2016.

The family are best known for the Glens of Antrim potato and crisp operation in Cushendall.

Glens of Antrim is among a number of new entrants to emerge in the growing Irish whiskey scene.

The company’s application for a new distillery in the Co Antrim village is still under active consideration by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, more than two-and-a-half years after entering the planning process.

The McKillops hope to have the distillery up and running by 2024.

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