Noel Sweeney

Noel Sweeney
Partner – Brindiamo Ireland

With over 30 years of industry experience as a Master Distiller in Ireland, Noel Sweeney brings expertise to Brindiamo that ensures the quality of our whiskey barrel aging process and meets the high standards our clients expect. His extensive network within the whiskey industry is key to our success in sourcing and securing bulk whiskey internationally, maintaining Brindiamo’s reputation for excellence.

Noel's distinguished whiskey career began at Cooley Distillery, where he held the positions of Master Distiller, Master Blender, and Quality Assurance Manager from 1989 until 2016. His mastery of distilling and blending was further honed during his subsequent five-year tenure as Master Distiller at Powerscourt Distillery.

His significant contributions to the industry have been recognized with several high-profile honors. In 2017, Noel was inducted into Whiskey Magazine's Hall of Fame, a prestigious accolade celebrating his substantial impact on the craft. His legacy was further acknowledged in 2020 when he received the Drinks Ireland IWA Chairman's Award for Outstanding Contribution. In 2021, Noel's influence in the field was commemorated once again when Whiskey Magazine named him an Icon of Whiskey (Ireland) Master Distiller/Blender.

Noel's connection to Brindiamo serves as a valuable asset, providing expert advice and enhancing our reputation in the whiskey market. His involvement aids in fostering the skills of upcoming distillers, contributing to the continuity of Irish whiskey craftsmanship.