West Cork Distillers

West Cork Distillers have quietly built up the largest wholly Irish owned whiskey distillery operations in Ireland.

Founded in Union Hall in 2003 by three childhood friends, the business now occupies a large site in Skibbereen and is capable of producing 4 million litres of pure alcohol a year.

All styles of Irish Whiskey are made, Single Grain, Single Malt, Single Pot Still and Blended.

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West Cork not only release under their own brand.

They also contract distill for many other customers.

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Striving to use Irish grown grain they regularly use Irish wheat rather than the imported corn or maize many other distilleries use.

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A visitors centre is scheduled to open in 2020.

Casks Away looks forward to taking you there – when it is safe to do so.

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All images courtesy West Cork Distillers website here, facebook page here and twitter site here.

Tullamore Distillery

There has been whiskey distilling in Tullamore for over 200 years.

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The Old Bonded Warehouse, where Tullamore DEW Whiskey Tours start from (website here), attractively situated on the banks of the Grand Canal, are part of the original 1829 B Daly Distillery from which the new Tullamore Distillery, located on a turf bog a few kms outside the town, still continues the tradition.

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Built in 2014, Tullamore Distillery is owned by William Grant & Sons of Scotland. It has the ability to produce all four styles of Irish Whiskey: single grain, single malt, single pot still and blended whiskey. Tullamore’s own distillate is now making it’s way into the popular triple distilled, triple blended Tullamore DEW range.

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Tours of Tullamore Distillery are available on a weekly basis, Old Bonded Warehouse tours are conducted daily.

Why not let Casks Away escort you there in conjunction with other prominent whiskey distilleries active in the Heart Of Ireland.

info@casksaway.ie

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All whiskey images courtesy Tullamore DEW twitter site here. Other images courtesy Cask Away.

Tullamore Dew website here.

William Grant & Sons website here.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

When Teeling Whiskey Distillery opened it’s doors back in 2015, website here, it marked the return of Irish Whiskey Distilling to Dublin after an absence of nearly 50 years.

Founded by Jack and Stephen Teeling, sons of the famous John Teeling, they assembled an experienced team of players, as well as plenty of maturing whiskey stocks, after the buyout of Killbeggan and Cooley Distilleries to Beam back in 2011. Irish Times article here.

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Head Distiller Alex Chasko

A fabulous visitors experience has been built around the working distillery, capable of producing a half million litres of alcohol per year.

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Some Teeling Whiskey

A wide and varied selection of award winning single malts, blends and single grains have been released from those initial stocks, as well as the first single pot still made in Dublin for a long time.

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Teeling Single Pot Still

Located in the vibrant Liberties area of Dublin, Teeling Whiskey Distillery is a must see of any Casks Away Whiskey Tour of Ireland’s capital city.

Contact info@casksaway.ie to book your tour.

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All images courtesy of Teeling Facebook page here, and Twitter site here.

Royal Oak Distillery

Situated in the green fields of the old Holloden House Estate, Royal Oak Distillery strikes an impressive pose sitting behind it’s picturesque duck pond complete with wooden walkway.

All three styles of Irish Whiskey are made here, grain, malt and single pot still whiskey, giving Royal Oak great flexibility.

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Capable of producing two and a half million litres of pure alcohol a year at full tilt, Royal Oak have not yet released any of their own whiskey. (Dec 2019)

Originally founded by Walsh Whiskey (whose sourced Irishman – see Casks Away blog here – and Writers Tears Whiskey ranges are available at the distillery), there was a dramatic split with the Italian company Illva Saronno who now own the facility. See Irish Times article here.

Better known as producers of the Tia Maria and Disaronno liqueurs, Illva Saronno don’t have a whiskey in their current drinks portfolio. Although interestingly a subsidiary Indian company have released a whisky range in that region. See Modi Illva site here.

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Let Casks Away take you on a day trip to visit this fabulous whiskey distillery set in the verdant County Carlow countryside.

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All images courtesy of Royal Oak twitter here and facebook site here.

Illva Saronno 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.

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

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.

The Journey Begins

A journey of taste.

A journey of flavour.

A journey of adventure.

A journey of discovery.

A journey around the highways & byways, boreens & busy streets, soaking up all that is happening in Irish Whiskey.

Journey with Casks Away.

An intimate (up to 8 passengers) tour bus based whiskey experience escorting you to enjoy the delights of Irish Whiskey.

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