Replay: Meet The Makers – Michelle & Gareth McAllister, Founders of Ahascragh Distillery

February 15, 2022


Have you ever wondered what it might take to build a distillery? Have you dreamt of perhaps one day being involved in a distillery yourself? Considered packing it all in and moving to Ireland to pursue your whiskey dreams? Well, that's just what our guests on this month's Meet The Makers Event (we added an "s" because we have two guests!) did!

We have the pleasure of being joined by Michelle & Gareth McAllister, a husband and wife team from Dublin, Ireland. Having lived and worked in countries across Europe, the US and Asia, they returned to Ireland recently with the dream of turning their passion for craft Irish spirits into a family business. They set their sights on opening a whiskey and gin distillery in the West of Ireland and when they visited the old mill in Ahascragh, (pronounced Ah-Hass-Crah) County Galway, fell in love with its story: the beautiful stonework, the history of the buildings and the character of the small village drew them in.



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