New whiskey distilleries get green light



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Whiskey making may be an ancient art but it is experiencing somewhat of a modern revival in Northern Ireland, with plans for another two new distilleries being toasted today.

Stormont’s Environment Minister Alex Attwood has recommended planning approval for the two separate enterprises on the Ards Peninsula in Co Down.

It comes only days after plans for a £15 million distillery in Londonderry were given the green light.


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