Slane Distillery in pictures

22nd February, 2018 by Melita Kiely

slane-distillery-barley-roomThe visitor centre at Slane Distillery has been open since September last year, and offers an insightful tour into the history of the castle and the distillery. Our visit commenced in the barley room, where trays of barley were laid out before us, depicting each stage in the process of malting – something not often, if at all, seen in other distilleries, which usually limit you to the ‘before and after’ products. The distillery grows its own barley in the surrounding fields, which it owns. “We are not going to be ramping up production straight away,” says Conyngham. “I hope to produce our first crop of organic barley to go into the whisky.” There is no malting plant, but the distillery works with Minch Malt, which is able to track and trace each batch of barley.

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