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.

Nephin Distillery

Nestled under the mighty bulk of Nephin Mountain which rears up behind the County Mayo village of Laherdane, Nephin Whiskey Distillery is taking shape.

Unlike other distilleries Nephin Whiskey will not be releasing any sourced malt before their own is ready.

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They do have a shop in the village however selling branded product where you can learn all about Nephin Whiskey.

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And you can visit their sister company of Nephin Cooperage making the casks for the upcoming distillate in nearby Foxford town.

They will also be using locally grown barley to make that spirit.

Like all good things, Nephin Whiskey will not be rushed.

Casks Away looks forward to tasting that Nephin Whiskey when it’s good and ready!

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All images courtesy Nephin Whiskey website here and facebook page here.