Investment sought for Sligo whiskey distillery

The promoters of a new whiskey distillery in Sligo are hoping to raise €6m for their project.

The Lough Gill distillery is to be established at Hazelwood House, on the shore of Lough Gill.

The house was the ancestral home of the one-time inflential Wynne family and was later the site for an Italian textile factory, Snia, and a Korean video tape manufacturer, Saehan Media.

Global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald has launched what it says is a new investment opportunity in the proposed whiskey distillery under the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme.

Conor McKeon is head of corporate finance at Cantor Fitzgerald.