Rademon Estate Distillery

Nestled in the gently rolling countryside of County Down 15 miles south of Belfast is Rademon Estate Distillery.

Rademon 3More famous for their Shortcross Gin, which has been out for a few years, Rademon Estate Distillery have also been quietly laying down spirit in wooden casks for more than the minimum 3 years maturation period to shortly release their first whiskey.

 

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G & T tours are already available at the stunning glass fronted distillery.

Casks Away looks forward to being able to take Irish Whiskey fans to Rademon Estate Distillery on the release of their impending Shortcross Whiskey.

 

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All images courtesy Rademon Estate Distillery website here,  Facebook page here and Twitter site here.

Contact Casks Away  info@casksaway.ie  to arrange transport to the distillery.

Portmagee Whiskey

Portmagee Whiskey is a relatively new brand.

There are future plans to build a distillery in the attractive Kerry village of Portmagee on the Wild Atlantic Way.

In the meantime they are trying to raise the profile of their Portmagee Whiskey, as well as create a tourist attraction in the village the whiskey is named after.

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Tied in with the whiskey is the rich maritime history of both fishing and smuggling in the area.

An entertaining podcast on the project is available from Radio Kerry here.

Casks Away looks forward to escorting you to the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way and sharing in a glass of Portmagee Whiskey!

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All images courtesy Portmagee Whiskey website here, facebook page here, and twitter site here.

Killarney Distilling Co

The speed at which Irish Whiskey is expanding is breathtaking.

New developments are popping up everywhere.

The Killarney Distilling Company (newspaper article here) intend to build a whiskey distillery on a site near Fossa on the picturesque Ring Of Kerry.

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The distillery plan emanates from the Killarney Brewing Company (website here) who already release a range of craft beers.

A Killarney Gin is also available.

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Casks Away wishes all involved with the venture future success.

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All images courtesy Killarney Brewing Company twitter site  here and facebook page here.

Irish Whiskey Awards 2019 -Transport Service

This years Irish Whiskey Awards 2019 are taking place at the prestigious Dingle Distillery on the evening of 17th October.

Casks Away are pleased to announce a special Whiskey Awards Service to those wishing to attend.

Customers will be picked up in Dublin (contact Casks Away for alternatives) on the morning of the 17th.

A leisurely drive down to Dingle in the 8 seater limousine and check in to the B&B accommodation based on twin sharing rooms. (Single supplement will apply).

Transport to and from Dingle Distillery for the Awards Ceremony followed by an evening in Dick Mac’s Pub, website here.

Breakfast the next morning and drive back to Dublin.

All for the special introductory rate of €150 per person!

Contact Cask Away to secure your seat.

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PLEASE NOTE Customers must secure their own tickets to the Awards Ceremony via the Celtic Whiskey Shop here or phone 01 675 9744

Header image courtesy Dingle Distillery here.

The Quiet Man Distillery

Sadly, despite the best efforts of those involved, not all Irish Whiskey Distilleries succeed.

Quiet Man Distillery in Derry is one.

Announced with great expectations to build on the historic Ebrington Square area of the city by Niche Drinks here in early 2017.

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By late 2018 the BBC were saying it was all over here.

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It’s better to have an impossible dream than no dream at all.

Luckily for Irish Whiskey fans the Quiet Man range of whiskeys are still going strong.

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I’ll drink to that!

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Images courtesy of The Spirits Business here, BBC News here  and Quiet Man Whiskey facebook here.

The Quiet Man Whiskey website here.

Powerscourt Distillery

Powerscourt Distillery is built into the Old Mill House of Powerscourt Estate itself.

Stunning views across to Sugarloaf Mountain greet the visitor on driving down the impressive entry road just up from the picturesque village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow.

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Recently opened in 2019, the distillery has an impressive display of 3 copper pot stills already laying down spirit filling a variety of casks in the maturation warehouse opposite.

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A fully guided tour goes into the rich heritage of Powerscourt Estate, as well as the fine art of distilling whiskey.

Visitors are treated to a tasting of the Fercullen range of whiskeys which were previously distilled at another distillery by the Master Distiller of Powerscourt, Noel Sweeney.

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They encompass a Single Grain, a Blend and a 14 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey.

Powerscourt Distillery is the highlight of any Casks Away Whiskey Tour.

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All images courtesy of Powerscourt Distillery facebook here and twitter here.

Pearse Lyons Distillery

Opened in 2017, Pearse Lyons Distillery is not like any other distillery.

Built into the former St James Church with its surrounding graveyard the 2 slightly unusual copper pot stills take pride of place at the altar.

Lovingly restored by Deirdre Lyons, wife of the late Dr Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech, the distillery is packed full of stories, history, culture & spirits of the alcoholic kind!

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The full range of Pearse Whiskeys are available to taste as part of the tour. Many include single malts made by the very stills, Mighty Mollie and Little Lizzie, at this fabulous distillery.

Let Casks Away whisk you to the door as part of a Dublin Whiskey Exploration Tour.

Contact info@casksaway.ie for details.

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Images courtesy of Pearse Lyons Distillery facebook here.

The Call Of The New Irish Whiskey Distilleries

Casks Away are pleased to announce a special inaugural ‘The Call Of The New Irish Whiskey Distilleries Tour.’

On the morning of 22nd June Casks Away will deliver you to the doors of the freshly opened Roe & Co Distillery located in the former Guinness Power Plant Building in the heart of Dublin.

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Be one of the first guests to partake of the Power House Tour and sample the lovely Roe & Co Blended Whiskey.

After a meal in a nearby hostelry, for the afternoons entertainment you will be driven into the scenic Wicklow Mountains to enjoy a full ‘Distillery And Warehouse Tour’ of the recently opened Powerscourt Distillery set in the magnificent grounds of Powerscourt House itself.

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This unique Irish Whiskey Experience visiting two of the newest Irish Whiskey Distilleries to open is yours for the reduced rate of only €100 per person.

Please contact info@casksaway.ie to secure your seat for this exciting adventure.

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Casks Away is based in the Midlands and is offering collection points along the M4 / M6 corridor for this tour.

Please contact info@casksaway.ie to arrange.

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All photos courtesy Casks Away

Old Carrick Mill, Monaghan

On my journeys around Ireland it always amazes me discovering new whiskey ventures.

Ventures like Old Carrick Mill in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

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Currently producing Old Carrick Mill Small Batch Irish Gin, they have installed some shiny new copper pot stills and will be distilling their own whiskey soon!

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They are offering fans & followers the opportunity to purchase the first casks off the stills here.

Casks Away looks forward to tasting that matured whiskey, as well as escorting visitors to the doors of Old Carrick Mill for a tour!

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All images courtesy Old Carrick Mill facebook here and twitter here.

Old Carrick Mill website here.

Matt D’Arcy & Co, Newry

What to call your new Irish Whiskey Distillery is a question facing many budding entrants into the market.

Some opt for the geographical connection, a town name,area or region as in Connacht , Nephin or Clonakilty distilleries.

Others choose a family link as in Pearse Lyons or Teeling distilleries.

Then there is the rich historical vein of tapping into Ireland’s bountiful distilling past such as Roe & Co.

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Or in this instance, Matt D’Arcy & Co.

Matt D’Arcy & Co were a whiskey company that traded in Newry many moons ago.

A new group of entrepreneurs have revived the name.

 

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Planning permission has been granted to bring back whiskey distillation to Newry.

Casks Away welcomes this exciting development and looks forward to escorting guests to the door of this fabulous distillery when built.

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All photos courtesy Matt D’Arcy & Co facebook page here.