Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sugarloaf Mountain, nourished by pure Wicklow spring water, and enjoying a mild coastline climate, Powerscourt sets the perfect stage for distilling Irish whiskey.
Last summer the Powerscourt Distillery began distilling new spirit in the Old Mill House on Powerscourt Estate. Dating back to 1730’s, this building has now been faithfully restored and extended to accommodate both production and visitor centre facilities. An adjacent warehouse for filling and storing casks helps to ensure a fully immersive distillery visitor experience.
Our Master Distiller Noel Sweeney is a globally recognised expert who has devoted some 30+ years patiently honing his unique skills. Passionate about his work and the production of the very finest of new spirit, Noel has been credited for the release of many international award-winning Irish whiskeys and in 2017 he was inducted into Whisky Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’.
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.
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