Sliabh Liag Distillery

Sliabh Liag Distillery on the rugged Donegal coast are already making their own Gin and Vodka using botanicals foraged from the local area.

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But whiskey making is the final goal.

Plans to build in a field outside of Carrick with stunning views over Donegal Bay to the distant Sligo shore beyond had to be shelved.

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Fortunately that hasn’t deterred the owners and site clearance has began in Ardara, a picturesque village a few miles up the road.

Along with their own An Dúlamán Gin, Sliabh Liag have also released The Legendary Silkie Blended Irish Whiskey in advance of construction.

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Tours are already available at the Gin Distillery.  See Sliabh Liag website here.

Casks Away are looking forward to the Grand Opening of Sliabh Liag Whiskey Distillery in Ardara.

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All images courtesy Sliabh Liag Distillers facebook page 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.

Portmagee Whiskey

Portmagee Whiskey is a relatively new brand.

There are future plans to build a distillery in the attractive Kerry village of Portmagee on the Wild Atlantic Way.

In the meantime they are trying to raise the profile of their Portmagee Whiskey, as well as create a tourist attraction in the village the whiskey is named after.

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Tied in with the whiskey is the rich maritime history of both fishing and smuggling in the area.

An entertaining podcast on the project is available from Radio Kerry here.

Casks Away looks forward to escorting you to the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way and sharing in a glass of Portmagee Whiskey!

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All images courtesy Portmagee Whiskey website here, facebook page here, and 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.

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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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

Achill Distillery

The number of Irish Whiskey Distilleries continues to rise.

One that is currently being built is Achill Distillery.

It’s the brain child of The Irish American Trading Co who already have a couple of releases on the market.

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There is the Classic Blend and a 10 Year Old Single Malt.

Both are fairly decent examples of bourbon cask matured Irish Whiskey in that they have a fruity nose combined with vanilla & caramel notes from the barrel with a little hint of spice too.

Both are sourced Irish Whiskeys from other distilleries until Achill Distillery is up and running.

You can follow the progress of the distillery on The Irish American Trading Co twitter page here or website here.

As in all such ventures, Casks Away looks forward to taking whiskey fans on a journey of discovery to Achill Island to taste some of the spirit when the stills are up and running.

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Images courtesy Irish American Trading Co social media accounts.