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 Double Barrel Single Grain


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

€39.00 Ex Tax: €31.71

Glendalough Pot Still


The Glendalough Pot Still was made from a 1:2 mash bill of malted and unmalted Irish barley, ma..

€62.00 Ex Tax: €50.41

Glendalough Wild Spring Botanical Gin


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

€45.50 Ex Tax: €36.99

Glendalough 17 Year Old


A 17 Year Old Single Malt that was aged in ex-Bourbon barrels for the first 15 years before being tr..

€270.00 Ex Tax: €219.51

Glendalough 25 Year Old


The first Irish Single Malt to be aged in Irish Oak — the Glendalough 25 Year Old. This limite..

€440.00 Ex Tax: €357.72

Glendalough 7 Year Old Irish Craft Porter Finish


A 7 year old single malt from Glendalough distillery. Matured initially in American Oak Bourbon Cask..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98

Glendalough 7 Year Old Mizunara Cask


This wonderful whiskey is initially matured in America Oak Bourbon Casks and finished in the Mizunar..

€86.00 Ex Tax: €69.92

Glendalough 7 Year Old Porter Cask Single Malt


This superb release from Glendalough has been aged for 7 years and finished in porter beer barrels f..

€81.00 Ex Tax: €65.85

Glendalough Double Barrel Gift Set


Treat your loved ones to this stellar Glendalough gift set! The Glendalough Double Barrel Gift Set i..

€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65

Glendalough Grand Cru Burgundy Single Cask


Matured in a first fill bourbon barrel initially and then transferred into a Grand Cru Burgundy, Pin..

€59.50 Ex Tax: €48.37

Glendalough 13 Year Old Mizunara Finish Single Malt


The first Irish whiskey release to be finished in Mizunara Japanese oak barrels. The initial maturat..

€120.00 Ex Tax: €97.56

Glendalough 13 Year Old Single Malt


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


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

€48.99 Ex Tax: €39.83

Glendalough Calvados XO Single Cask


Originally matured in a first fill bourbon barrel before being transferred into a French oak calvado..

€46.00 Ex Tax: €37.40

Glendalough Madeira Cask


An exceptional Single Cask whiskey which has been finished in a canteiro Madeira barrel. E..

€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65

Glendalough Poitin

70 cl

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

€37.99 Ex Tax: €30.89