Baoilleach Distillery is Donegal’s first grain to glass distillery in more than a century.
The distillery is located outside the charming village of Carrigart in Co. Donegal in an old renovated cottage situated on a hillside overlooking Mulroy Bay and the Wild Atlantic.
One of the smallest distilleries in Ireland, Baoilleach Distillery takes pride in producing high-quality handcrafted spirits that capture the spirit of Donegal and its illustrious distilling history.
They use a direct fire and a small copper still, all manually operated, in producing a batch. There are between 250 and 350 bottles in a batch, and each batch requires several spirit distillations.
The distillery currently produces Irish Poitin, Irish Gin, Rum, and Whiskey; production of Irish Whiskey began at the beginning of 2022.
Poitín, which was made illegal in 1661 and stayed illegal until the 1990s, has had a modest renaissance during the past ten years, and its production has long been associated with the hills of Donegal.
Michael O’Boyle, the founder of Baoilleach Distillery, is legally and proudly bringing back that tradition by using direct fired copper pot stills in the distillation process.