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Hinch Distillery

Exploding onto the Irish Whiskey scene with a stunning and varied range of whiskeys are newcomers Hinch Distillery.

Already being sampled at Whisky Shows round Europe and Asia, Casks Away can’t wait to find out more about this company.

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Plans are afoot to build their own distillery in the County Down countryside south of Belfast.

Casks Away looks forward to the future development of this exciting Irish Whiskey Distillery.

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All images courtesy of Hinch Distillery website here and social media here.

 

Glendalough Distillery

Situated at the foot of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Distillery have been producing craft spirits for a number of years.

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Concentrating on gin production to begin with, Glendalough have built up a strong following.

Casks Away has always understood their whiskey is made elsewhere, but finished in a rich variety of wooden casks to bring about unique flavours and styles.

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Only recently have images appeared on social media sites suggesting Glendalough are maturing their own made distillate.

Casks Away certainly looks forward to the next step in Glendalough Distillery’s development!

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All images courtesy of Glendalough Distillery social media here.

Gortinore Distillers Co

Gortinore Distillers Co are the company behind one of the most exciting and novel brands to enter the Irish Whiskey market recently.

Featuring a striking bold image of Ireland’s rarest amphibian species, the Natterjack Toad, this whiskey sports a new flavour profile for Irish Whiskey.

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The team behind the brand are currently building a distillery in the County Waterford town of Kilmacthomas, more famous as the home of Flavahan’s porridge.

You never know, some of Flavahan’s oats might even make an exciting mixed mashbill whiskey for Gortinore!

Casks Away will be closely watching the development of this brave new Irish Whiskey Distillery.

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But in the meantime, you can always kiss the toad!

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All images courtesy Natterjack Irish Whiskey Facebook here and lovindublin.com

 

Great Northern Distillery

Located in the former Great Northern Brewery site in the border town of Dundalk in County Louth, the Great Northern Distillery will be a positive powerhouse of whiskey production in Ireland.

Established in 2015 by John Teeling, the distillery will follow the extremely successful strategy of producing whiskeys of varying styles for 3rd parties such as pubs, supermarkets, independent bottlers & brand makers.

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A trio of ‘First Born’ whiskeys were revealed at the Whiskey Live Dublin 2018 show to much satisfaction.

Capable of producing all four types of Irish Whiskey; Single Malt, Single Pot Still, Single Grain and Blended Whiskey, Great Northern can make a whiskey to satisfy any taste, style or pocket you desire.

Casks Away looks forward to these whiskeys appearing in stores around the world soon, as well as guiding you to this impressive facility.

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All images courtesy of Great Northern Distillery twitter site here.

Echlinville Distillery

Echlinville Distillery are actually sitting on matured whiskey of their own making as they were one of the 12 donors to the 21C Whiskey at last years Whiskey Live Dublin 2018 show.

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Their own whiskey uses barley grown in fields surrounding the beautiful distillery on the picturesque Ards Peninsular south east of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

In the meantime they have released an award winning array of tasty sourced whiskeys and poitin under brand names recalling the heyday of Irish Whiskey.

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The distillery is open to visitors. Check the website for details.

Casks Away looks forward to escorting you to this fabulous facility to enjoy the wonderful whiskeys inside.

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All images courtesy Echlinville Distillery twitter page here.

Dublin Liberties Distillery

Dublin Liberties Distillery is the latest whiskey distillery to open it’s doors to visitors in Ireland’s Capital City.

Located in the historic area of The Liberties, the distillery combines tales from the past mixed with a thoroughly modern twist to showcase their range of fine single malts and blends.

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Production has already started and fully guided tours allow a close up look of how whiskey is made.

It will be a few years yet before their own distillate is matured, but in the meantime you can sit back and enjoy a few samples in the sumptuous bar, or even a cuppa tea and a snack in the downstairs cafe.

Immerse yourself in the ‘rebels, rascals and raconteurs’ of Irish Whiskey.

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All images courtesy Dublin Liberties Distillery website here and twitter page here.

 

Dingle Distillery

Dingle may have risen to fame with the exploits of Fungi the Dolphin, but a new kind of spirit is continuing the attraction, whiskey.

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Dingle Distillery was the first of the next generation of Irish Whiskey Distilleries to release it’s own whiskey to much acclaim.

Bottles of the early batches now go for crazy money on the secondary market.

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The latest offering, Batch 4, is of a far larger production run that will hopefully see the whiskey available on a worldwide scale.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way set in the stunning scenery of County Kerry, Dingle Distillery is a must see for any fan of Irish Whiskey.

Contact Casks Away for a journey of discovery into Dingle Whiskey,  the fabulous seascapes of the coastal distillery, and a glass or two in nearby Dick Mack’s Pub & Brewhouse.

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All images courtesy of Dingle Distillery and Dick Mack’s twitter sites here and here.

Copeland Distillery

The growth in Irish Whiskey continues unabated with almost weekly news of distilleries opening, or in Copeland Distillery’s case, planned.

Based in the seaside town of Donaghadee in Northern Ireland, Copeland have already being releasing a series of well respected gins in a variety of flavours.

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Expected to be open by summer 2019, Copeland Distillery will initially concentrate on gin production, but the longer term plans are to make Irish Whiskey.

Casks Away wishes all involved with the project future success and looks forward to toasting the company with a glass of Donaghadee made whiskey.

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All images courtesy of Copeland Distillery twitter site here.

 

Cooley Distillery

Irish Whiskey was in a different place back in 1987.

There were only 2 distilleries, New Midleton and Bushmills, controlled by 1 company, Irish Distillers.

Then Cooley opened and changed the scene.

They double distilled.

They peated.

They acquired and revived long lost whiskey brands.

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They sold to 3rd parties like supermarket chains and independent bottlers.

They opened up the market.

Cooley has never had a visitors centre.

Now part of the Beam/Suntory Group, Cooley continues to make whiskey.

The visitors centre is at the sister distillery of Kilbeggan in County Westmeath.

Those involved in Cooley are now part of Great Northern Distillery,  Teeling Distillery, Powerscourt Distillery as well as others.

Cooley’s involvement in the rebuilding of Irish Whiskey cannot be underestimated.

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Images courtesy of whisky.com and Kilbeggan Distilling Co here.

Connacht Distillery

Situated on the banks of the River Moy in the picturesque County Mayo town of Ballina, Connacht Distillery have been laying down their distillate for the last few years.

They have released award winning Gin, Vodka  and Poitin from their own stills.

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While their own whiskey quietly matures a number of innovative sourced whiskeys have pleased many a drinker.

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Sharing the American and Irish connections of their founders, The Brothership is a blend of 10  year old Irish Malt combined with 10 year old American Rye.

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Always worth a tasting!

A well stocked visitors shop together with a warm and friendly tasting room at the end of the distillery tour certainly make a trip to this facility an enjoyable experience.

Let Casks Away take you there!

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All images courtesy Connacht Distillery website and social media here.