Ahascragh Distillery will be a state-of-the-art distillery and visitor experience in the West of Ireland.
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 has remained derelict for the past 70 years. We are giving the building a new lease of life with plans for a world class experience and hospitality destination inside a working craft distillery in the village of Ahascragh, County Galway.
The eco-distillery be powered by renewable energy, using new innovative technology. We have a passion and drive to produce some of the first carbon neutral whiskey and gin in Ireland.
Through tours, tastings and workshops, the visitor centre will offer an intimate and unique experience. A permanent exhibition of the salvaged mill equipment will celebrate the history of the buildings while also exploring Irish whiskey making and the future of the Ahascragh spirit. There will be something for everyone.
Located in the heart of the village, The Old Mill Shop & Café is a key part of our story. Now open, the shop and café invites locals and visitors to enjoy good food and good company. Our bespoke pieces of furniture, using salvaged equipment from the mill, are pride of place in the café and shop.
We are Gareth and Michelle McAllister, a husband-and-wife team from Dublin, Ireland. Having lived and worked in countries across the world, we returned to Ireland with the dream of turning our passion for craft Irish spirits into a family business. When we visited the old mill in Ahascragh, County Galway, we fell in love with its story: the beautiful stonework, the history of the buildings and the character of the small village drew us in.
Located in the heart of the countryside, the natural resources and cool climate makes for ideal whiskey-making conditions. We’re dedicated to distilling quality Irish spirits with honesty, creativity and flair.
We would like to hear any comments or questions you may have regarding our plans to convert the old mill buildings in Ahascragh into a craft distillery.