The Connacht Distillery is a story of family and friendship, of Atlantic crossings and re-crossings. It is the shared dream of five men, who combine the best of what it means to be both Irish and American. Men whose personal stories and family histories embody the very character and history of both old and new Ireland.
It is the story of a small team – PJ, David, Tom, John and Rob – with a big idea, who share a vision of bringing modern techniques to an old tradition of craft distilling and creating outstanding spirits for discerning drinkers. A team who are committed to using the greatness of the Irish pot still distilling method to create unique whiskeys, gin and poitin, more full of flavour and character and higher in proof than anything else available.
With its own stills, custom designed by the Connacht Whiskey Company’s award-winning crafts spirit distiller, in time the distillery will become particularly known for its single pot still whiskey. But as they wait for that to mature, they are developing their own whiskey blends, gin, and poitin – spirits created for discerning drinkers who are looking for that little bit more from what they drink.
The Connacht Distillery visitor experience will bring you on an intimate tour, discovering from grain to glass how their triple distilled craft pot still whiskey is so smooth and golden in colour.
You will explore the rest of the family, including their gin, poitin and vodka, each with its own unique story. You can quench your thirst and explore their portfolio as you are guided through a personalised tasting session. You can then discover the distillery shop where you can purchase Connacht Distillery and local souvenirs.
Wednesday to Saturday: 12.30 and 15.30.
Tours do not run on Mondays, Tuesdays or Sundays. Advance booking of tours is advisable to ensure your place.
On request, the Distillery can also cater for groups at alternative times.
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00
Closed: Mondays and Sundays