Experience whiskey history in the making at Ahascragh Distillery, Ireland’s first zero energy 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.
Our visitor experience is perfect for casual whiskey drinkers and newcomers to the spirit alike! This guided distillery tour includes:
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.
Our premium tour is perfect for those who like to taste the finer things in life! This tour will highlight what makes our whiskey production process different from the rest by highlighting our sustainable innovations and how that has helped us become Ireland’s first zero energy emissions distillery. After the guided tour of the distillery, visitors will be treated to a tasting of our premium spirits along with some food pairings to enhance the tasting process. Included will be:
Ahascragh Distillery is powered through innovative use of wind and solar energy combined with an energy efficient storage system and high temperature heat pumps. This is 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 energy emissions distillery.
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.
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
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