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.

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.

 

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.

Belfast Distillery Company

Truth is often stranger than fiction.

Back in 1996 Belfast bus driver Peter Lavery won £10 million on the lottery.

Along with the usual spending, holidays, fast cars & a new house, he also set up the Belfast Distillery Company.

A number of bottles were released under some rather catchy brand names. The most obvious being Danny Boy & Titanic Whiskey which were sourced from the then Cooley Distillery.

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Titanic Irish Whiskey courtesy thewhiskeyexchange

The Titanic Whiskey was an easy drinking blend which attracted a fair amount of sales & appreciation.

All was going well until 2011 when Cooley was sold to Beam and at one fell swoop – all supply to 3rd party bottlers ceased as Beam kept the precious liquid for their own stocks!

To secure his own supply of whiskey Mr Lavery decided to start plans for a distillery in the historic building of Crumlin Road Jail.

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Everything seemed to be proceeding well.

Then it went quiet.

 

 

 

Very quiet.

 

 

 

Which is usually a sign things aren’t going well.

 

 

 

But all is not lost!

Belfast Distillery Company is now under new hands.

I’m hearing rumours through the grapevine that the project isn’t dead. In fact my sources say it’s very much alive!

Casks Away will be super excited to take whiskey fans into A Wing of Crumlin Jail.

Not to be locked up I may add, but to enjoy a taste of whiskey!

Here’s hoping the tales are true & that once more, whiskey will be made in Belfast.

Sláinte

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Images courtesy of The Whisky Exchange and the silent Belfast Distillery Company facebook site.