The Glendalough Distillery was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland (and countless unlicensed ones) producing diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful. We couldn’t sit idly by and allow this in the birthplace of distilled drink. We had all worked in and around the drinks industry but wanted to forge our own path, to set up something meaningful. Something that meant we could make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors. Where the Glendalough Distillery story started was exactly where it should have – with the first ever spirit, poitín. It has since moved on to its natural progression, whiskey. And on again to our latest set of seasonal, wild botanical gins with a depth of flavour and a drinking experience that simply doesn’t exist today in Irish distilling, or maybe anywhere.

Distiller: Glendalough | ABV: 40% | Price: €6

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