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Jameson's Master Distiller Retiring After 47 Years

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard today announced that Barry Crockett, Master Distiller of Jameson Irish Whiskey, will retire this March, bidding a fond farewell to the Midleton Distillery in Cork after 47 years; 31 of which he spent as Master Distiller. The announcement comes, fittingly, in the week in which Whisky Advocate honored Crockett with its Lifetime Achievement award. Brian Nation, who has been mentored by Barry Crockett for the last ten years, will take over the role of Master Distiller.