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We’re a group of guys who always loved Irish whiskey. We’d meet up for a drink and talk a good game. Eventually, we convinced ourselves to leave the safety of our city jobs, and headed into the mountains to take a chance on something more meaningful (much like our hero, St Kevin). Together we built a craft distillery near our favourite spot in those mountains, Glendalough.

The Glendalough Distillery was set up by a group of friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland.

In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful.