Our Gin-makers - Ballykeefe Distillery

Our Gin-makers - Ballykeefe Distillery

Ballykeefe is situated in the heartland of Ireland, adjacent to its medieval capital, Kilkenny city. It is steeped in a historic heritage and tradition, holding the unique distinction of being the birthplace of Irish Whiskey.

It is from this area that the first written account of distilling in Ireland comes in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word “whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life”.

At Ballykeefe they are now bringing a truly special “water of life” from centuries past to a new generation for their pleasure and good health.

100% Sustainable

Morgan & Anne Ging wanted to revive a lost tradition of family farm distilling and in so doing hand on to their children a more diverse, ecological and sustainable family operation.

The opening of the first whiskey distillery in over 200 years in the medevial capital of Ireland, also restores a historical Irish custom of family farm distilleries from centuries past, growing their own barley to produce their own whiskey and feeding the byproducts of distillation to the cattle on the farm. This unique  operation from “Our Field to Your Glass” operation has no off-farm by-products contaminating the environment.

Building Eco-Friendly Partnerships

Everyone benefits from a greener world and we are delighted that our tourists are playing their part in increasingly looking for sustainable experiences on their holiday. We must all protect the natural environment for future generations to enjoy. Ballykeefe Distillery is excited to team up with An Board Bia “Origin Green” and a number of Ireland’s distinguished academic institutions as strategic partners to advance the protection of our beautiful environment.

Ballykeefe Extra Dry Irish Gin

12 carefully selected botanicals are gently vapour infused through our copper pot still and then hand blended with the exceptionally pure Ballykeefe spring water, by Ballykeefe's Award Winning Master Distiller, to create a gin of true provenance and distinctive pedigree.

Why not try it for yourself now >>

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21st February 2018

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