The Crolly Distillery

The Crolly Distillery are finalising their vision to open a whiskey distillery on the site of the famous Crolly Doll Factory in Donegal.

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The copper pot stills are in situ and will be the first to produce whiskey in Donegal for over 180 years.

A visitors centre is also being opened to welcome tourists from far and wide to this stunningly scenic area of Ireland.

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A cask buyers club can be found on the Crolly Distillery (website here) for those interested in investing in this exciting venture.

Casks Away would like to invite you on a trip to sample the sights, sounds and fabulous aromas of this distillery when fully open.

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Contact info@casksaway.ie to book your trip.

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All images courtesy of The Crolly Distillery webpage 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.

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.

Killarney Distilling Co

The speed at which Irish Whiskey is expanding is breathtaking.

New developments are popping up everywhere.

The Killarney Distilling Company (newspaper article here) intend to build a whiskey distillery on a site near Fossa on the picturesque Ring Of Kerry.

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Killarney Beers

The distillery plan emanates from the Killarney Brewing Company (website here) who already release a range of craft beers.

A Killarney Gin is also available.

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Killarney Irish Gin

Casks Away wishes all involved with the venture future success.

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All images courtesy Killarney Brewing Company twitter site  here and facebook page here.

Old Carrick Mill, Monaghan

On my journeys around Ireland it always amazes me discovering new whiskey ventures.

Ventures like Old Carrick Mill in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.

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Currently producing Old Carrick Mill Small Batch Irish Gin, they have installed some shiny new copper pot stills and will be distilling their own whiskey soon!

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They are offering fans & followers the opportunity to purchase the first casks off the stills here.

Casks Away looks forward to tasting that matured whiskey, as well as escorting visitors to the doors of Old Carrick Mill for a tour!

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All images courtesy Old Carrick Mill facebook here and twitter here.

Old Carrick Mill website here.

Glendalough Distillery

Situated at the foot of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough Distillery have been producing craft spirits for a number of years.

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Concentrating on gin production to begin with, Glendalough have built up a strong following.

Casks Away has always understood their whiskey is made elsewhere, but finished in a rich variety of wooden casks to bring about unique flavours and styles.

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Only recently have images appeared on social media sites suggesting Glendalough are maturing their own made distillate.

Casks Away certainly looks forward to the next step in Glendalough Distillery’s development!

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All images courtesy of Glendalough Distillery social media 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.

 

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.

Cape Clear Distillery

Planning permission to build a whiskey distillery on the Island of Cape Clear off the South West Coast of Ireland was granted in 2016.

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Flying the flag for Inis Cléire, Cape Clear.

Building works are now proceeding and can be followed on Cape Clear Distillery’s website here as well as their social media sites.

Gin stills are on order and will hopefully be in place for a release later this year.

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Dún An Óir Irish Whiskey

The whiskey will take a little longer, although designs for both bottles are already on show.

Cape Clear is accessed by boat from Baltimore, County Cork, and is a wonderful attraction on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Casks Away looks forward to future updates from this Island venture adding as it does to the rich tapestry of Irish Whiskey.

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All images and video courtesy Cape Clear Distillery