Roe & Co is a relatively new distillery, established in 2019, who was named to honour the memory of a whiskey-maker whose distillery was in its time the largest in Ireland.
George Roe & Co helped build the golden era of Irish whiskey in the 19th century. Their distillery at Thomas Street in Dublin extended over 17 acres and they were Ireland's largest exporter of whiskey. George Roe & Co and Guinness were the two biggest names at the heart of Dublin’s historic brewing and distilling quarter.
The distillery closed its gates in 1926. Now all that remains is the distillery windmill tower and a pear tree sitting opposite St. Jame's Gate Guinness Brewery.
Now, decades after the Roe distillery finally closed its gates, Irish whiskey is on the cusp of another golden age. Today there is a resurgence of interest in Irish Whiskey and the Thomas Street area is once again becoming a vibrant hub of brewing and distilling in Dublin.
Under the guidance of Master Distiller Caroline Martin, Roe & Co dedicate themselves to celebrating the memory of George Roe, a true pioneer who helped build the original golden era of Irish whiskey, and hope to be part of the latest resurgence in Irish Whiskey.