In December 2017, Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland completed a €4m EIIS fundraise for Hazelwood Demesne Limited (“Hazelwood”) trading as Lough Gill Distillery. Hazelwood owns an 81 acre estate, on the shores of Lough Gill in County Sligo. The estate includes an existing factory premises which will be converted to a whiskey distillery. Planning permission to produce in excess of 10,000 barrels per annum has been secured. The EIIS funds raised will be used to purchase new distillery equipment and commission the plant during 2018.
Hazelwood also has existing mature stock which will be used over the coming years to bring the company’s brand Athrú to market, with the first release of Athrú Benbulben (a 14 y/o Pedro Ximénez finished single malt) being bottled in Q1 2018.