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Who we are

Gareth and Michelle McAllister are a husband and wife team, from Dublin, Ireland. They have lived and worked in many countries over the last thirty years including Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, USA, China and Hong Kong.

Through their travels they realised they wanted to work together and turn their passion for craft Irish spirits into a business. 

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McAllister Distillers was established in 2018 with a purpose to produce authentically crafted Irish spirits to the highest quality of tasting experience with unique and innovative flavours. Their mission is to help family and friends to celebrate meaningful moments and occasions strengthening new and old connections. 

The McAllisters were inspired by their namesake from the 1800’s, James McAllister & Sons, a very successful Irish whiskey bonder, blender and bottler. Using sourced aged whiskey, the McAllisters are currently blending and finishing some of their stock for release early next year. A very innovative gin is on the way too !   


McAllister Distillery
Ahascragh, County Galway

A world class whiskey experience and hospitality destination inside a working craft distillery in the west of Ireland

McAllister Distillers Ltd has announced plans for a new whiskey and gin distillery at Ahascragh, County Galway. Planning permission has been granted by Galway County Council. Production is planned to begin mid 2022. The complex will produce various styles of Irish whiskey and gin, with the site also including a visitor centre, rooms for hospitality events, retail shop and cafe. The new distillery aims to provide an outstanding visitor experience and will provide a huge boost to tourism in the area. 'We have a unique story and a unique experience for the consumer. We want to produce whiskey and gin that will put Ahascragh and Galway firmly on the Irish whiskey tourist trail, while introducing the products we make to a national and international clientele."

“Buildings like these deserve to have their history honoured.”

From a conservation point of view, the completed project will achieve:

It only took 188 years …

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