New cooper is a Blarney man!

Irish Distillers have appointed their first new cooper in more than 40 years and he’s a Blarney man! Blarney native Killian O’Mahony, who comes from a long line of craftsmen, successfully completed his apprenticeship under Master Cooper Ger Buckley His apprenticeship saw him train for four years with Irish Distillers, with two years spent travelling to Scotland, Spain and America working on a variety of cooperage projects. Killian continues a family tradition as his great grandfather, Batt Ahern, worked as a blacksmith in the distillery from 1910 to the 1930s.