Minister Jack Chambers was on hand to officially open the Croithlí Distillery, much to the excitement of Donegal residents.
Located in Croithlí, County Donegal, set between the Wild Atlantic Coast and the majestic Derryveagh mountains including the stunning Errigal, our distillery home is a historic building constructed in 1901.
This beautifully restored stone-cut building houses Donegal’s; first functioning licensed whiskey distillery in 180 years. In keeping with local Gaeltacht distilling tradition, we use direct fired pot stills in our double distillation, sourced in the Cognac region and refurbished to produce beautiful spirit in Croithlí.
Recently opened, the Croithlí distillery experience captures the essence of Donegal Gaeltacht whiskey, generating excited anticipation, appreciation and connection to the people, culture and place that is west Donegal.
Through a stunning audio-visual presentation, stories of local mythology, hardship, and the many past lives of the historic building are told. Donegal’s unique connection to the invention of whiskey is outlined, while the art and science of whiskey making is conveyed by knowledgeable tour guides; satisfying the whiskey enthusiast quest for information yet creates intrigue for those not familiar with whiskey.
Tastings include the new Coillín Darach oak species series – Sessile, Quercus Alba, Quercus Robur, and small batch exclusive releases.
Now open to the public, the tours will commence every 30 minutes lasting approximately 75 minutes. Tour packages range from single to multiple whiskey and new spirit sampling. Pricing for single adults range from €19 to €27 with family and group packages available.