The Glendalough Distillery was set up by a group of friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.
In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful.
Glendalough is renowned for its 6th century monastic settlement founded by St Kevin, a legendary monk and is where the inspiration of the distillery came from.
The distillery produces a range of spirits including a series of seasonal gins that reflect the unique mix of botanicals that are foraged during each of the four seasons. These are bottled as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter gins. They also make Poitín, a traditional Irish moonshine that is considered the first distillate produced in Ireland and the father of Irish whiskey. Finally, Glendalough produces three award winning whiskeys, which the distillery believes it crafts to reflect the traditional style of Irish malt whiskey.