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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;
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.
Cooley Distillery Co. Louth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teeling Whiskey Company Dublin
Independant bottling Company founded by Jack Teeling of Cooley distillery fame. Has now opened a craft distillery in Dublin
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
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.
Other Irish Whiskey Brands
Irish Whiskey from companys without their own distillery
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
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.”
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.
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
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)
Slane Castle Construction
Blackwater Nov 2014
Tullamore Construction 2014
West Cork 2008
Locke's Killbegan 2007
Cooley Distillery 1987
New Midleton 1975