The Academy

The Irish Whiskey Academy is a state of the art training facility located in County Cork on the grounds of the Old and New Midleton Distilleries.

Since opening its doors in February 2013, the Irish Whiskey Academy has become the dedicated whiskey institute of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, hosting courses that focus on the production and heritage of Irish whiskey produced at Midleton.

“I can honestly say that this is the finest training facility I have ever been in, and some of the finest training I have ever had” - Dave Broom, whiskey writer

Meet The Team

David Byrne

David Byrne

Head of Brand Education and Heritage

Máire Coffey

Máire Coffey

Customer Experience Manager

Ciarán O’Donovan

Ciarán O’Donovan

International Whiskey Ambassador and Academy Tutor