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.
Further to the government COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions announcement, the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk will remain open to visitors and annual members who live within 5 km of the Estate.
The Gardens close at 16.30 in January & at 17.00 in February, last admission is 30 minutes before close.
The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30pm.
The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.
Please keep up to date on any changes through the news section of our website and social media channels.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Estate once the level 5 restrictions are lifted.