It takes a long time to get a distillery off the ground. There are many pit falls & setbacks.
One distillery embarking on that journey is situated in the picturesque town of Boyle in County Roscommon.
Boyle, on the river of the same name, recently rose to fame on the back of the popular comedy series Moone Boy. Using local actors and with many scenes filmed in the town, there is now a tourist trail showing the film settings.
One of the main characters, Chris O’Dowd, happens to hail from Boyle himself and has backed the Stewart family who have gained planning permission (subject to conditions) to build a €10 million whiskey distillery in the listed building of a former mill.
Casks Away will certainly be following developments with this proposed distillery.
It will be a welcome addition to the attraction of Boyle itself, as well as growing the Irish Whiskey category as a whole.
Images courtesy of Shannonside.ie & Stewart’s Mill Distillery Boyle here.