We’re Gareth & Michelle McAllister, a husband and wife team from Dublin. Together, we have lived and worked around the world, US, UK, Europe and most recently, Asia. We returned to Ireland with the dream of turning our passion for craft Irish spirits into a family business and set our sights on opening a whiskey and gin distillery in the west of Ireland. When we visited the old mill in Ahascragh, Co Galway, we fell for its story: the beautiful stonework, the history of the buildings and the character of the small village drew us in.
Our plans had been brewing for a while, but the pandemic hastened our timeline when we found ourselves back home in Ireland in March 2020. Since then it has been full steam ahead. Two years later, we have completed the first phase of construction, transforming the old mill into a state-of-the-art distillery; launched 3 brands on national and international markets; and won numerous prestigious awards.
Here’s to many more milestones and celebrations to come.