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Pernod Ricard, Irish Distillers sell Paddy Irish Whiskey to Sazerac

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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.

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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.

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