Powerscourt Distillery is a unique Whiskey distillery is located on the Powerscourt Estate. Home to Fercullen Irish Whiskey, the distillery & visitor centre opened to the public in May 2019.
At Powerscourt Distillery you will enjoy fully immersive guided tours of the whiskey distillery process. Starting in the converted old Mill house dating back to 1730 and like a time portal, the visitor emerges from the ancient entrance building into a light, bright contemporary distillery and a modern visitor centre which has been thoughtfully designed to seamlessly blend old with the new. Experience first-hand the sights, sounds, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery including a visit to the on-site maturation warehouse.
Tours include three samples of our award-winning Fercullen Irish whiskeys by world renowned Master Distiller & Blender Noel Sweeney. Six carefully appointed individual tasting rooms are available for private and corporate hire, a high-end AV lounge, café, bar and retail areas which are now open to the public for daily tours and tastings.
A visit to Powerscourt Distillery & Visitor Centre provides a distinct and memorable experience! Powerscourt Distillery was awarded 4th place In the recent Gold Star Awards for the Best Irish Drinks Tourism Destination.
In November 2018 the distillery launched three new expressions of Irish whiskey under its Fercullen brand; Fercullen 14-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey, Fercullen 10-Year-Old Single Grain Whiskey and Fercullen Premium Blend Irish Whiskey. “Fercullen” is the old Irish name given to the mountainous region of Powerscourt Estate and its use dates back to 1300s and beyond.
These 3 new Irish whiskeys have been released by Noel, whose experience and global recognition sit comfortably in a place renowned for attention to detail, craft and vision. Having carefully selected the aged stock used for their release, Noel also helped to design the plant at Powerscourt where he now holds responsibility for all liquid production.
The Powerscourt Distillery visitor centre includes six carefully-appointed tasting rooms, a distillery giftshop, café/bar and adjoining maturation facilities. We will open for tours and tastings in March 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you.
As travel restrictions are being lifted from next Monday (29th June), we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country back to Powerscourt Estate. The Gardens are now beautifully in bloom and are a perfect place to visit to unwind and experience nature in all its summer glory.
We advise visitors to the Gardens to pre-book in advance online to guarantee entrance. Book on www.powerscourt.com/tickets.
From the 29th of June, the areas and facilities open on the Estate include –
-The Gardens (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5 pm)
-The Waterfall (9.30 am- 7 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 6 pm)
-The Garden Pavilion (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, Sunday 10 am – 5.30 pm)
-Avoca Food Hall (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week)
-Avoca Cafe Restaurant (9.30 am- 4 pm, 7 days a week)
-The Design Loft (10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week)
-Neptune by Global Village open from the 3rd of July
-Avoca outdoor takeaway coffee & treats
-The Riverwalk (for Annual members)
-The Golf courses (Open to all golfers to book tee times from the 29th of June)
-Powerscourt Hotel open for bookings from the 2nd of July
-Powerscourt Distillery open from Friday 3rd July (Friday & Saturday from 11.30am- 5pm & Sunday 12pm-5.30pm).
To keep our staff, members, and visitors safe we will be facilitating social distancing, hand sanitising, and other safety measures. Please read the list of safety measures here.
To keep informed please visit the News Section of our website and keep an eye on social media for updates.