Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Niche Drinks (planned)

Niche-DrinksConstruction of Derry’s first Irish whiskey distillery in 200 years commenced last year, two years after planning permission was first granted. The €15m Niche Drinks distillery will produce 1m litres of pure alcohol annually from three stills, with liquid destined for the group’s existing Irish cream liqueur brands, supply contracts and new Irish whiskey brand, The Quiet Man

Development will be implemented in two phases – during the first, the group would build its distillery, maturation facilities, bottling hall and visitors’ centre. Further down the line, once the site is fully operational, Niche Drinks will relocate its Irish cream liqueur production to the new site.

Until now, the 30-year-old Niche Drinks firm has only ever sourced its whiskey under a long-term supply contract.

5 Responses to “Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries”

  1. R Biebrich says:

    What about the new Teeling Distillery in Dublin

  2. A Martin says:

    Don’t see how you can ignore the Teeling Whiskey Distillery or The Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk both of whom are in full production compared to some of the 10 who haven’t had a sod turned on their products. Very Strange

  3. Alan martin says:

    Fair enough

  4. Shane O Sullivan says:

    What about the West Cork Distillery in Skibbereen, Cork. Great local business expanding with a fantastic Whiskey portfolio. Also, in FULL PRODUCTION. Not mentioned in either article?

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