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Pernod Ricard, Irish Distillers sell Paddy Irish Whiskey to Sazerac

Staff writer ▼ | May 19, 2016
Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers announce the signing and completion of the sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey, the 4th largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, to Sazerac.
Paddy Irish Whiskey
Drinks   NOLA company to sell Irish whiskey
The value of the transaction is not being disclosed. Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, their brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey.

Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 26 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 5m cases in 2015. Company's brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 50 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.

Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Powers & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company.

Sazerac is one of New Orleans’ oldest family owned, privately held companies and has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Lewiston, Maine; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Montreal Canada.