The Ballykeefe Experience
Discover the origins of Irish Whiskey here at Ballykeefe Distillery. We aim to educate and entertain you as our expert tour guide takes you back through the ages of Irish whiskey to where it all began at its birthplace. The tour will be a journey through every part of the Ballykeefe operation, which has revived the lost traditions of a family farm distillery, with a unique commitment to environmental protection, carbon neutrality and sustainability.
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Our guided Distillery Tour runs daily, from Monday to Friday with each tour taking approximately 1 hour.
Opening & Tour Times
March – October: 4pm
November – February: Closed*
What to expect
You will visit each stage of the brewing and distilling process, from the mill house, to the brewhouse, to the breath taking copper pot stills to the warehouse and our on site bottling plant. You will see up close every step in the process and also enjoy and have explained the many different aromas and smells at each stage of the brewing and distilling process.
Secrets of a Master Distiller
Many secrets will be revealed in how our Master Distiller ensures only the best brew makes it through to the distillation. How he makes the “cut” of spirits that will go to the casks and what is discarded. How does he achieve the flavors and consistency and why are the barrels and climate so crucial at the final stages of the process.
We will also explain the magical “Angels share” that Mother Nature takes from every barrel as it ages silently in our warehouse for years. You will also be told of our exceptional water source, from an aquifer 260ft beneath the surface of the rich Ballykeefe earth, right here on our farm. This crystal clear water picks up its unique flavour from the permeable rock of Ballykeefe limestone.
Tasting our Products
Finally, with your thirst for knowledge satisfied, there now comes the moment to quench another desire. For this, you will be taken to enjoy the wonderful ambience of our exquisite tasting room, transformed from the horses stable. There we will share samples of our fantastic products, which we are certain you will enjoy even more, knowing their history and the craftsmanship devoted to their making.