By the coast, on the southwestern tip of the island of Ireland, in Clonakilty, one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
The Scully family have farmed this coastal land for 9 successive generations. Their mission is to create Clonakilty Whiskey utilising the best resources that nature has to offer, prime land, pristine water and salt sea air. The perfect ingredients for a maritime distillery. They grow their own heritage barley on the family farm in the shadow of the Galley Head lighthouse. Centuries of sea mist, soft rain and ocean spray provide a complexity to the soil that permeates through to each individual grain. Sustainability and environmental commitments are taken very seriously and the distillery are members of Bord Bia’s Origin Green, an independently certified commitment to sustainable corporate practice.
They love and protect their maritime neighbours, and are proud sponsors of Whale and Dolphin conservation, a global maritime conservation initiative. The state-of-the-art distillery is located a few short miles away at the waterfront, in the heart of Clonakilty town, the three gleaming copper pot stills are an inspiring sight to behold. It is here that they distil the World’s best new make single pot still, an accolade they proudly received at the World whiskey awards in 2020. This is the home of Clonakilty whiskey, gin and vodka.
Their Atlantic Ocean warehouse, perched 200m above the ocean, is ideal for maturing and finishing the finest of whiskeys. Pure clean air, transported across thousands of miles of the Atlantic Ocean, provides a freshness unspoilt by human intervention. This is where the magic really happens, blending, ageing, bottling and hand-labelling. It is here that the casks are filled with Clonakilty whiskey and left for the Irish salt sea air to work its magic. With a passion for innovation Clonakilty Distillery strive to use only the best cask finishes for their whiskey and they’re current range includes NEOC, Port, Bordeaux and Cognac casks.