The Directors of Carlow’s Walsh Whiskey have announced there has been a split in the business.
The company has told KCLR that the Irish directors and the Italian directors have differed on how to develop the combined business into the future.
It had been a joint-venture between Walsh Whiskey and Illva Saronno.
The Irish directors will now take full control of the existing drinks brands – built on the Writers’ Tears and The Irishman brands – and will continue to trade under the name Walsh Whiskey.
However, the distillery will now be fully owned by Illva and will be renamed the Royal Oak Distillery.
It’s understood there won’t be any job losses as a result of this split.
We’ll have more on this story in our news bulletins and on The Way It Is from 5.30pm this evening.