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.

The Shed Distillery

From the ‘Curious Mind’ of P.J. Rigney and The Shed Distillery in Lovely Leitrim comes a trio of well crafted spirits.

First off the stills was Gunpowder Irish Gin.

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Then Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka.

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And recently The Inaugural Release Drumshanbo Whiskey.

A Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey using a mixed mash of malted and unmalted barley together with some oats.

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All three are presented in exquisitly designed bottles and packaging.

All three are liquids of high quality and have been extremely well received in their respective categories.

A new visitors centre for the distillery is expected to open later in 2020.

Casks Away would love to take a group of fans to the Inaugural Opening to experience the fruits of that ‘Curious Mind’.

Contact Casks Away at info@casksaway.ie to book your seat.

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All images courtesy The Shed Distillery Twitter site here.

Skellig Six18 Distillery

Skellig Six18 Distillery is one of the next generation Irish Whiskey Distilleries springing up around the Emerald Isle.

Named after the 618 steps on Skellig Micheal to reach the World Heritage Monastery Site, the distillery is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the County Kerry town of Cahersiveen.

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Star Wars came to Skellig a few years ago to shoot some scenes on the island. Tour boats can take you out to Skellig, weather permitting.

Skellig Six18 Distillery Visitors Centre is expected to open in spring 2020 for those wishing to visit this stunning new facility.

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Skellig Six18 have already released their own gin and intend to make a single pot still as their first whiskey.

Casks Away looks forward to driving you to this fabulous part of the country to enjoy both the stunning scenery as well as the tasty liquid!

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Images courtesy of Skellig Six18 Distillery twitter site here and website here.

Star Wars image courtesy courtesy Radio Kerry 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.

Lough Ree Distillery

Lough Ree Distillery are currently starting to build a whiskey distillery only a stones throw from the mighty River Shannon at the Northern end of Lough Ree in the County Longford town of Lanesborough.

A gin still is already in production in the town making the popular Sling Shot Gin for the company by their Master Distiller Claire.

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Offering a ‘buy your own cask’ programme to have one of Lough Ree’s first Single Pot Still Whiskeys when they come off the stills, the new distillery have ambitious plans.

Casks Away looks forward to being able to take visitors to the completed distillery.

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All photos courtesy of Lough Ree Distillery social media here. Website here.

Killowen Distillery

Killowen Distillery is a new breed of micro distillery exploring heritage mash bills using old varieties of green barley, malted barley and smoked oats to create a truly mouthwatering single pot still whiskey.

Nestled at the foot of the mighty Mourne Mountains, Killowen only accepts visitors by private appointment.

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They are starting to producing gin and poitin using local botanicals to flavour the spirit.

There is the opportunity to invest in a cask of the new whiskey too.

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Using direct fired copper pot stills, Casks Away looks forward to sampling the results of this exciting distillery.

Although it will be at least a three year wait for the whiskey!

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All images courtesy Killowen Distillery facebook page here and website here.

 

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.

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.

The Journey Begins

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