Boann Distillery takes its name from the goddess of the River Boyne. In the heart of the Boyne Valley, the Cooney family is reviving the time-honoured traditions of Ireland’s master distillers. It is here, in Boann Distillery, that they have set about creating some of the finest Irish whiskeys.
The specially designed and distinctive nano-copper pot stills and fine oak cask cellars, ensure Boann Distillery produce a whiskey of distinct character with a real sense of place. From milling to mashing, maturing to bottling, every elegant mouthful of Boann malted pot still whiskey and craft gin is created within the quietude of a family distillery.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery represents the first new distillery to open in Dublin in over 125 years. Like a phoenix arising from the ashes of the near extinct Irish Whiskey industry, Jack and Stephen Teeling have revived the category of small and unique craft whiskey producers. The Teeling Distillery is based in the heart of the “Golden Triangle”, which was the historic distilling district of Dublin city and also where the ancestral distillery was based.
The Teeling brothers layer character, flavour and depth into their whiskeys by varying the time, style and number of barrels used to add to the subtlety and complexity of flavour they pride themselves in. Teeling Distillery do not chill filter their whiskey prior to bottling which enables them to retain much of the body, character and richness in the bottle.
Kilbeggan Distillery’s heritage dates back to 1757, when the Kilbeggan Distillery was founded by Matthias McManus. Over the 260 years of operation, there are four families associated with Kilbeggan Distillery; the McManus’, the Codds’, the Locke’s and the Teeling’s.
Following a period, of major expansion by the Lockes a combination of the Irish War of Independence and Prohibition lead to exports markets drying up causing the Distillery to officially close in 1957. John Teeling (who established Cooley Distillery and is father to Jack and Stephen Teeling), had the vision to rescue some of the famous old Irish whiskey brands and distilleries that had been left idle during the previous 50 years. Thanks to the efforts of the local community, who had maintained the distilling license and preserved almost all of the old distillery equipment at Kilbeggan, the distillery has retained the character and history of its previous owners, including the creaking timber water wheel and the giant steam engine.
Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James is a new chapter for The Liberties, Dublin. The Lyons family have always dreamed about having an Irish Whiskey distillery in Dublin. In 2013, they discovered St. James’ Church and were drawn to its rich history and The Liberties.
There is a cast of colourful characters associated with St. James’ Church, while the church has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. The new glass steeple, which has been named the “Liberties Lantern,” is a beacon marking a new era for St. James’ Church. At the Pearse Lyons Distillery, visitors touch, taste and smell every step of the distilling process as well as interacting with their distillers.
Tullamore D.E.W. is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey - named after Daniel E. Williams, the creator of the whiskey who worked his way up from a stable boy of the distillery to become the owner.
After 60 years of waiting, Tullamore D.E.W resumed production in a new state-of-art distillery based in its ancestral home of Tullamore, county Offaly in 2014. At the core of their legendary whiskey making process is the number three. Tullamore D.E.W only use three natural ingredients, three varieties of grain distillations and three different types of maturation casks. This makes Tullamore D.E.W. the worlds only triple distilled, triple blend, triple matured whiskey and yields an award-winning flavour profile of true Irish character.