As co-organizer of the Irish Malting Barley Excellence Awards with Diageo, Boortmalt is proud to congratulate Paul Delaney for winning this 2022 edition! Guest of honour of the ceremony, Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, commented: “It is fantastic that Diageo and Boortmalt are recognizing local growers.”
Indeed this award highlights the essential role of the best local producers in preserving the sustainable supply chain of Irish malting barley. Peter Nallen, MD UK & Ireland and Chief Operations & Agriculture Officer at Boortmalt, explains:
“Crop 2022 is a perfect example of our ongoing strategic ambition in Ireland to source 100% of our malting barley requirements from locally grown Irish malting barley. Our shareholders are also pleased that their decision to recently expand our malting capacity in Athy will safeguard the future of many Irish malting barley grower families. The challenge for all of us going forward is to be more sustainable and innovative for a better planet."
Working together with the best local producers, lead us yearly closer to our sustainable goals.