We use three distinctive, hand-crafted copper pot stills to create what we believe is the ultimate Irish whiskey. Their special design, incorporating a boil ball, encourages reflux and has much to do with the remarkable smoothness and purity of our spirit. We also have a small swan neck pot still for crafting small batches of artisan gin and vodka.
The Dingle Distillery has grown out of The Porterhouse Brewing Company which opened Ireland’s first brewpub in Dublin in 1996 and which spearheaded the now thriving craft brewing movement in Ireland.
The company’s independent spirit was underlined by the challenge which faced that first brewpub in a market completely controlled by big brands. We were told that our task was impossible, but there are now six (Porterhouse) pubs, specialising in real beers, in Dublin, Cork, London and New York.
Again, we appear to be at the forefront of a minor revolution in that the Dingle Whiskey Distillery is the first of what appears to be – and we certainly hope will be – artisan distilleries throughout the island of Ireland.
The distillery itself was created in 2012 in the old sawmills on the Milltown Road just on the fringe of Dingle.