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Irish Whiskey Distillery's and Brands

Alltech Craft Distillery Co Carlow

An American based food manufacture has started Distilling at their brewing plant at  Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. They have plans to  convert and move distillation to a old church in Dublin. Details and page to follow 

 

Belfast Distilling Company Co Antrim

Established in 2005 by Belfast businessman Peter Lavery. A £5M investment converting “A” Wing of The Old Belfast Crumlin Road Prison  that closed its doors to prisoners in 1996. Hopes to go in to production in 2015. Bottles;

 

Danny Boy and Titanic Whiskey Brands

 

Blackwaters Distillery Co Waterford

First distillery to open in Co Waterford since 1840 This craft distillery aims to go into production in November 2014

 

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery Co. Antrim 

Working distillery with museum

Bushmills claim to be the "Worlds Oldest Whiskey Distillery" is based on the fact that a seven-year licence to distil dating from April 20th 1608 is accredited to the distillery.

 

Bushmills Whiskey Distillery History                   Bushmills Whiskey Tasting Notes

 

Cooley Distillery Co. Louth

Working Distillery 

Founded by John Teeling in the late 1980s and was originally the Ceimici Teo Distillery in Dundalk. it  was renamed The Cooley Distillery, more Irish sounding and marketable name.

 

Cooley Distillery Whiskies       Connemare Whiskey                Greenore Grain Whiskey                     

 

Inishowen Whiskey                    Kilbeggan Whiskey                  Locke's Whiskey

 

Millars Whiskey                          Tyrconnell Whiskey

 

Dingle Distillery Co Kerry

The Dingle Distillery was launched in 2012 describing itself as an 'artisan' distillery. The inspiration  to establish a distillery in Dingle was Oliver Hughes, a founder of the Porterhouse brewing and restaurant group.            Dingle irish Whiskey Distillery

 

Echlinville Distillery Co. Down

The distillery was established in 2012,  the dream of a local man Shane Braniff. He had  previously created & established a number of other brands, which included Strangford Gold and FECKiN Irish Whiskey.Echlinville Distillery Notes

 

Great Northern Distillery Co Louth

John Teeling, founder of the Cooley Distillery and director of the Irish Whiskey Company, are converting the Great Northern Brewery into a distillery with a €35 million investment.

Great Northern Distillery

 

John Jameson & Son Dublin

Old Bow Street Distillery Dublin          The distillery is now a museum

Situated in the north of Dublin about 5 minutes walk from the River Liffey. The Steins Family established the original distillery, which was purchased by John Jameson in 1780. At one time the distillery could claim over a million gallons of whiskey maturing in the cellars of the distillery.

 

In 1966 only four distilling companies remained operational in the Republic of Ireland. These companies, including John Jameson & Sons, merged to establish Irish Distillers so to keep the Irish whiskey spirit alive. This new partnership opened a state of the art distillery in Midleton Co Cork and Jameson’s whiskey distillation moved outside Dublin.

 

John Jameson & Son Distillery History.       Jameson Whiskey      Redbreast Whiskey

 

Locke's Kilbeggan Distillery Co Louth

Is now once again a distillery with a whiskey museum and acts as maturation warehousing for the Cooley Distillery  Established in 1757 is believed to be one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the world.

 

Lockes Distillery History           Lockes Kilbeggan Whiskies Tasting Notes

 

Midleton Distillery Co. Cork

Working distillery with museum

 

The distillery started life as a woollen mill in 1796. By the 1820s the buildings were lying empty until three brothers James, Daniel and Jeremiah Murphy decided that the perfect purpose for these fine buildings should be the distillation of whiskey.

 

In 1966 The Cork Distillers Company amalgamated with their city rivals John Jameson & Son and John Power & Son together these three formed the Irish Distillers Group. The newly formed company decided that a new all purpose distillery would be built at Midleton which would allow for expansion.

 

Old Midleton Distillery History 1825 to 1975        History 1975 onwards    

 

Green Spot Whiskey     Midleton Whiskey            Paddy Whisky    Powers Whiskey

 

Irish Pot Still Whiskey From Midleton Distilery

 

Slane Castle Distillery Co. Meath,

The Slane Castle Distillery will source its raw ingredients from the Conyngham Estate which includes water from the River Boyne and barley which will be grown, malted and milled on the farm estate.

 

Slane Castle Distillery

 

Teeling Whiskey Company Dublin

Independant bottling Company founded by Jack Teeling of Cooley distillery fame. Has now opened a craft distillery in Dublin

 

Teeling Irish Whiskey

 

Tullamore Dew Distillery Co Offlay

William Grant bought Tullamore Dew from C&C Group in July 2010 for £300m-  with plans to restore the brand distillery.  In September 2012  The production facility and visitor centre opened 

 

Tullamore Dew Whiskey

 

Walsh Irish Whiskey Distillery Co Carlow

is in the process of developing a world-class distillery, maturing warehouses and a visitor centre at Royal Oak, Co Carlow.

 

Produces The Irishman and Writers Tears Irish Whiskey Brands

 

Other Irish Whiskey Brands

Irish Whiskey from companys without their own distillery

 

Other Irish Whiskey Brands

 

Castle Brands Clontarf - Knappogue Irish Whiskey.

An american spirits company that  is commited to quality spirt brands. Thier portfolio includes Clontarf - Knappogue Irish Whiskey. Other interests includes Bourbons, Cognacs, Liqueurs. Rum Tequila and Vodka

 

Clontarf - Knappogue Irish Whiskey

 

Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection

The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey honours the historic brave men and women who left Ireland seeking a new life of freedom…they are ‘The Wild Geese’.

 

“When you drink‘ The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Collection’, you are not just drinking superb whiskeys, you are celebrating the achievements of extraordinary men and women, heroes, who made and continue to make a difference.”

 

Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Tasting Notes

 

Irish Poteen, Poitin

Poteen was produced in Ireland according to legend, from the time when the first potato was harvested. The term 'Irish moonshine whiskey' commenced from around 1660.

Traditionally the spirit is produced from potato, malt or grain.

 

              Teeling Poitin

 

Closed Irish Whiskey Distilleries

The Irish lay claim to creating the first whiskies and by the turn of the century (1900's) the largest proportion of whiskey produced was from Irelands approximatly 40 licensed distilleries, the bulk coming from the massive output of the Jameson and Power Distilleries.

 

However a collapse in the market due to the Paterson crash followed by the First World War then Irish Independence (1919) resulting in a trade embargo denying sales to the "British empire" quickly followed by Prohibition in the USA removed the Irish whiskey industry from its two largest markets. By the end of the 1970's the Irish industry had been reduced to only two operating distilleries, Bushmills and Midleton.

 

Then in 1987 the Cooley Distillery, only independent Irish owned distillery in Ireland, was founded by John Teeling,

 

In 2007 it was announced that the Kilbeggan Distillery in Co Westmeath Ireland had gone back into production after 53 years

 

Closed Irish Whiskey Distilleries

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Irish Distillerys 2014

Niche  Drinks Derry? Planning.

Belfast Distilling Co  Planning Funding

Irish Whiskey Co  Great Northern Brewery to distillery Conversion stage

Teeling Craft distillery Dublin (under Construction)

Walsh Construction

Slane Castle Construction

Blackwater Nov 2014

Tullamore Construction 2014

Echinville 2012

Alltech  2012

Dingle 2012

West Cork 2008

Locke's Killbegan 2007

Cooley Distillery 1987

New Midleton 1975

Bushmills 1784

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