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Pat Kennedy

Malting Manager

Pat is the main man at Athy Maltings. As Malting Manager, he is the guy who oversees production and ensures that each and every batch is produced to the highest possible standard. From massive global customers to local craft brewers, Pat and the Minch Malt team strive to exceed their expectations, while also being kind to their pockets.

With 20 years in the malting business, Pat knows a thing or two about malt. His favourite malting barley variety is a 2 row spring variety called Azalea due to its consistency, but his head can be turned by the delicious aroma of a crystal malt. With so much malt on his mind, it’s fair to say that Pat eats, sleeps and has also been known to drink the odd beer. While he believes that it’s hard to beat a good pint of stout, he’s also quite partial to a nice whiskey mixed with crushed ice and some ginger ale.