Top 10 new Irish whiskey distilleries

13th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Boann Distillery (planned)

BoannSet to open later this year, Boann Distillery will mark Drogheda’s return to distillation for the first time in 50 years. Creating Irish whiskey and gin, the site will also house a visitors’ centre and the new Boyne Brewhouse craft brewery, bringing 80 new jobs to the local area.

Boann will predominantly focus on Irish single malt, pot still and blended whiskies from “technologically advanced” and specially designed nano-copper pot stills. Chief executive Pat Cooney, previously of the Gleeson Group, will spearhead the family-owned business, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland.

Ahead of opening, Boann launched two members’ clubs that allow enthusiasts to own special edition bottles and entire casks of Irish whiskey. Members can select Irish malt or Irish pot still whiskey and decide whether to barrel it in Bourbon, Sherry or Port casks, with a choice of finishes.

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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