• Welcome to West Waterford

Welcome to Blackwater Distillery, Waterford

Blackwater Distillery is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, just outside Cappoquin in beautiful West Waterford. With an abundance of clean air, fresh water and plump barley, it’s the perfect setting for Ireland’s first craft gin distillery.

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Retronaut: Fit the First

Retronaut On 23rd October 2017 building work finally began on our new distillery in Ballyduff, Co Waterford. It felt like a long time coming, in truth it was just over three years since I started working full-time. We will spend over one million euro on the building which is due to open in the summer of […]

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The Blackwater River, our Home in West Waterford

Work starts on our new distillery on the banks of the Blackwater river this October and of course we will bring you updates, photos and videos are the project unfolds. But let’s start with something of a mood setter. Here in the Blackwater valley, autumn has started to nibble at the trees. So in the […]

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Post-Recession Blues Vs Hope in Ballyduff

With all the speed of a great ice sheet, progress in Ballyduff where we are converting an old hardware store into our new distillery, continues at a glacial speed. Most of the ‘stuff’ has now gone, leaving behind skip loads of broken bits and bust bobs. But if you did have a time lapse camera, you would […]

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Single Batch Irish Whisky is Coming

Small Batch Vs Single Batch So what does ‘Small Batch’ actually mean? To be honest it means whatever the hell you want it to mean. Which is why we’ve come up with a whole new concept – Single Batch. So what’s ‘Single Batch’? Simple. Each 50 litre cask of new make spirt starts life as […]

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Celebrating Rear Label Fiction in Irish Whiskey

We were thrilled this week to read that as and from 2018 the Booker Prize for Fiction will be extended to include the rear label of Irish Whiskey bottles. It’s a real vote of confidence in the industry and we are tingling with anticipation, as right now we are working on our own rear label. […]

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