Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Nephin Irish Whiskey (new)

Nephin-Irish-WhiskeyOpened: July 2014

When Nephin Irish Whiskey Distillery was opened by Irish Fine Gael politician, Enda Kenny in July 2014 it became Connacht’s first distillery in more than 100 years. Situated between the Nephin Mountains and Lough Conn in Lahardane County Mayo, the company will distill Irish peated single malt whiskey, as well as flavoured vodka and gin.

Shortly after its official opening, Nephin revealed plans to raise US$100,000 in crowd-funding to buy three copper pot stills. The company said it intended to use local barley, turf smoke in the malting process, in addition to running a cooperage in-house.

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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