Business 100 – 2018

Caroline Simmons-Mahon/Castle Brands

Caroline Simmons-Mahon is an on-premise sales manager for Castle Brands, a leading New York-based distributor of spirits with a large portfolio of Irish brands including Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt, Clontarf Irish Whiskey and Boru Irish Vodka.

Prior to joining Castle Brands, Caroline established a career in the restaurant industry working in a variety of roles at eateries across Manhattan including The Carriage House, which she co-owned with her husband Richie Mahon.

Originally a native of Thurles, County Tipperary, Caroline was brought up in Rathgar, County Dublin where she began her career at Aer Lingus, the nation’s national airline. She is passionately involved in the Irish-American community in New York, and sits on the advisory board of the Irish Business Organization, and is an active member of the Dublin Society, a networking group based in NYC. She is also an avid supporter of many charitable organizations in particular Self Help Africa and Concern Worldwide, both of which hold a place in the hearts of many Irish people living on this side of the Atlantic. ♦