Glendalough Distillery

Glendalough Distillery was set up in 2011 by a group of friends intent on emphasising the old craft nature of Irish distilling. The venture was able to draw on the expertise of its founders Barry Gallagher and Brian Fagan, drinks analysts working in finance, and Gary McLoughlin and Kevin Keenan, who had experience in drinks advertising.

While drawing their inspiration from heritage, they weren't shy about innovation. With the help of another craft distillery, they first released a poitín distilled from sugar beet and barley and matured in Irish oak casks in 2012. Poitín was the origin of the species, the original “water of life”. It’s Ireland’s gift to the world, one of the first spirits ever to be distilled, but the people at Glendalough have added their own twist. They now even have a version matured in sherry casks. 

In 2013 they set up a distillery in beautiful Wicklow for themselves after purchasing a Holstein still from Germany. While they wait for their own stocks to mature, they have sourced whiskey from the Cooley Distillery in Louth, but again they've managed to make it their own through the maturation and blending. They currently have two single malts in their range, a seven-year-old and a 13-year-old, as well as an impressive single grain. Each bottle features the image of St Kevin, a sixth century hermit monk who founded a monastery in the valley of the two lakes.  

A good sign that they're going places is the involvement of Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll. Always one to spot a gap, he invested €60,000 in the company in 2014. Indeed, the 13-year-old is a nod to the former Leinster and Ireland centre's jersey number for Ireland and Leinster. 

Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt

70 cl

This excellent  whiskey from the Glendalough Distillery is matured in first-fill bourbon casks ..

€76.99 Ex Tax: €62.59

Glendalough 7 Year Old Whiskey

70 cl

An impressive first release of single malt Irish whiskey from the recently formed Glendalough Distil..

€48.99 Ex Tax: €39.83

Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain New In

Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain

70 cl

Glendalough double barrel is a unique single grain Irish whiskey that has been aged in both ex-Bourb..

€34.99 Ex Tax: €28.45

Glendalough Mountain Strength Poitin

70 cl

One of our favourite Poitins. The mountain strength is powerful, zesty and refreshing. We would happ..

€48.99 Ex Tax: €39.83

Glendalough Poitin

70 cl

This is a craft, small batch distilled Poitin from the newly created Glendalough Poitin company.&..

€37.99 Ex Tax: €30.89

Glendalough Sherry Finish Poitin

70 cl

Made from both malted barley and sugar beet. Glendalough Sherry finish is matured first in virgin..

€39.99 Ex Tax: €32.51

Glendalough Wild Summer Botanical Gin New In

Glendalough Wild Summer Botanical Gin

70 cl

For this gin local botanicals were foraged from the area around Glendalough and were combined with t..

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Glendalough Wild Winter Botanical Gin New In

Glendalough Wild Winter Botanical Gin

700ml

The winter edition of Glendalough Distillery's highly sought after gin. This is made with classi..

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Dublin in the Rare Ould Times 10 Year Old Single Malt New In

Dublin in the Rare Ould Times 10 Year Old Single Malt

70cl

A rare old whiskey! Well, not really but this is a hard to find bottle that is normally just sold in..

€77.99 Ex Tax: €63.41

Glendalough Sloe Gin New In

Glendalough Sloe Gin

70cl

Limited to Just 120 Bottles and a retail exclusive to the Celtic Whiskey Shop. Sloes are the da..

€52.50 Ex Tax: €42.68

Glendalough Wild Autumn Botanical Gin New In

Glendalough Wild Autumn Botanical Gin

70 cl

An aromatic gin that is made using 11 'classic' gin botanicals along with some locally forag..

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Glendalough Wild Spring Botanical Gin New In

Glendalough Wild Spring Botanical Gin

70 cl

For this gin local botanicals were foraged from the area around Glendalough and were combined with t..

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Glenmorangie Signet

70cl

One of the world's greatest whiskies without an age statement. Signet is made from a unique mix of s..

€219.99 Ex Tax: €178.85