AHASCRAGH Distillery

Making Whiskey History

Experience whiskey history in the making at Ahascragh Distillery, Ireland’s first zero-emissions whiskey and gin distillery, located in the picturesque countryside of County Galway.

Let us take you on a tour of our state-of-the-art distillery, exploring whiskey and gin production from grain to glass. Immerse yourself in the art of distillation, where age old tradition, meets modern innovation. Built within a revived nineteenth century mill, Ahascragh Distillery is an authentic destination for whiskey and gin enthusiasts and anyone interested in history, tradition and craftmanship.


All tours are fully guided and finish with a tasting of our award-winning whiskeys and gin, creating memories and tastes that will linger long after your visit.

Each tour includes:

  • Guided tour of our operational distillery. A journey through the history of the old mill, the craft of whiskey and gin distillation and the future of Ahascragh Distillery.
  • A tasting of our award-winning whiskeys and gin
  • A visit to The Old Mill Shop & Café

The Old Mill Shop & Café is a key part of our story. Now open 7 days a week, the shop and café welcome visitors to enjoy good food and good company.


Ahascragh Distillery is powered using high temperature heat pumps, an energy efficient storage system and renewable energy including wind, solar and hydro. A first for the industry!

The old Ahascragh mill dates back to the early 1800s and up until the 1950s processed grain into flour. Located in the heart of the village and steeped in history, the mill complex remained derelict for the past 60 years. The building has been given a new life and is now home to Ireland’s first zero-emissions distillery of this scale.


A husband-and-wife team from Dublin, Gareth and Michelle McAllister have lived and worked in countries across the world. They returned to Ireland with the dream of turning their passion for craft Irish spirits into a family business. When they visited the old mill in Ahascragh, County Galway, they fell in love with its story: the beautiful stonework, the history of the buildings and the character of countryside.

They have put together a team at Ahascragh Distillery that share their mission to help family and friends celebrate meaningful moments and occasions.


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How to find us:

Ahascragh Distillery, Chapel St, Ahascragh. Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 AH39

Ahascragh Distillery is just 10 minutes from Ballinasloe town which is conveniently located on the Irish Rail Dublin to Galway route.

Citylink Route 763 from Galway City and Dublin. Aircoach Route 706 from Galway City and Dublin

Contact us

+353 (0)90 96 88935

Email us for private tours and corporate events info@ahascraghdistillery.com

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