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. 

Glenmorangie Signet

70cl

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

€219.99 Ex Tax: €178.85

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

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 Spring Botanical Gin

70cl

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 Autumn Botanical Gin

70cl

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

€47.50 Ex Tax: €38.62

Glendalough Triple Barrel New In

Glendalough Triple Barrel

70cl

Winner of the Best Irish Single Grain at the 2017 Irish Whiskey Awards, this is an exceptional whisk..

€48.00 Ex Tax: €39.02

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 Sherry Finish Poitin

70 cl

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

€39.99 Ex Tax: €32.51

Glendalough Pot Still Batch 1 Tree 3 New In

Glendalough Pot Still Batch 1 Tree 3

70cl

The new and long awaited Pot Still release from Glendalough Whiskey. Made from a 1:2 mash bill ..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

Glendalough Pot Still New In

Glendalough Pot Still

70cl

The Glendalough Pot Still Batch 1 was made from a 1:2 mash bill of malted and unmalted Irish ba..

€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72

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

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 Grand Cru Burgundy Single Cask New In

Glendalough Grand Cru Burgundy Single Cask

70cl

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

€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59

Glendalough Double Barrel Single Grain

70cl

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

€37.00 Ex Tax: €30.08

Glendalough Double Barrel Gift Set New In

Glendalough Double Barrel Gift Set

70cl

The Glendalough Double Barrel Gift Set includes a 70cl bottle of Glendalough Double Barrel and 3oz h..

€50.00 Ex Tax: €40.65

Glendalough Calvados XO Single Cask New In

Glendalough Calvados XO Single Cask

70cl

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

€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59