The malt house is located in the city of Cork on the south coast of Ireland. Renowned for its agricultural products from its fertile soils and ample rainfall, Ireland’s farmers produce excellent barley for malting.
MCI ownership is shared between two Irish cooperatives. All of their barley is grown under contract with seeds, sprays and fertilisers supplied by the cooperatives themselves, giving them full traceability from farm to customer.
MCI’s lineage can be traced back to the floor maltings originally built in 1858 to supply the Beamish & Crawford Brewery. In 1965, a Boby drum plant was built in Ballincollig which also supplied Irish Distillers and Murphy’s Brewery. In 1998, the plant was expanded, then once again upgraded in 2000 bringing its capacity to 32,000MT.
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