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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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Cooley Whiskey Brands

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.

Clonakilty Distillery

If your’re going to build a distillery you might as well build it in a glass fronted statement building that shows off the gleaming copper of your pot stills.

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If your going to release a whiskey you might as well release a clutch of attractively labelled and tasty spirits that will grab attention.

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If you’re going to build a distillery you might as well build it in the stunning scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Because that’s exactly what Clonakilty Distillery have done.

Isn’t it about time you visited Clonakilty Distillery by letting Casks Away take you there?

 

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All images courtesy of Clonakilty Distillery website and social media accounts.

Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey

Chapel Gate aren’t a distillery.

They are whiskey bonders.

Chapel Gate have revived the lost art of whiskey bonding to a family farm in County Clare.

Whiskey bonding used to be common practice in Irish Whiskey’s hey day.

The bonder would buy whiskey from the distillery, (or distilleries), barrel it in casks of their own choosing, mature it, blend it, mix it and bottle it to their own requirements under their own labels for sale.

JJ Corry was an active bonder in the Clare town of Kilrush which nearby Chapel Gate have revived for their modern operations.

Spearheaded by founder Loiuse McGuane, Chapel Gate have released award winning blend The Gael,

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JJ Corry Flintlock & Gael Whiskey

As well as top in it’s class single malt The Flintlock.

A new blending room and visitors centre are due to open soon.

Casks Away are eager to whisk you away on an adventure to West Clare to explore the lost art of whiskey bonding.

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All images courtesy Chapel Gate Whiskey website here.

Blacks Brewery And Distillery, Kinsale

Blacks Of Kinsale are synonymous with producing a fine range of heavily hopped IPA beers.

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Blacks Of Kinsale beers.

They also have a distillery producing a varied range of spirits which have included Moonshine, Gin and Rum.

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Blacks Irish Gin & Spiced Irish Rum

They have recently experimented with whiskey too.

But in the meantime, as many others do while their own stock matures, have released a sourced 12 year old single malt.

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If the liquid inside tastes as cool as it looks I’m sure it will be a stunner.

Casks Away looks forward to future releases from this innovative and enterprising brewery/distillery company.

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All images courtesy of Blacks Of Kinsale website and social media.