The Burren Distillery is located 2km south west of the scenic coastal village of Ballyvaughan. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place.
The Burren is itself an Irish national park that focuses on conservation of natural habitats. It was famously visited by J.R.R Tolkien while he was writing Lord of the Rings and the naturally rocky terrain is said to have inspired the fantastical landscapes he detailed in his seminal work.
Despite contentiously getting planning permission back in 2015 there has been very little word about progress in the development of the distillery. The project was spearheaded by local businessmen and aims to produce a range of premium brand, artisanal Irish whiskeys.
According to investment opportunity literature their whiskey will be called Glenfort Whiskey and the distillery itself is only a stone’s throw from the Cliffs of Moher. If they do include a visitors centre as previously indicated it will make a welcome addition to the west coast.