So you want to set up a distillery: Part 2

Yesterday we had a primer. Today let’s stick with opening a gin distillery. If you want to make whiskey it’s safe to assume you know what you are doing, as the cost and time-frames involved are enough to put off all but the insane. Gin however is another matter and right now it’s all rather […]

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So you want to set up a distillery? Part 1

Really? At Blackwater Distillery we get calls at least on a weekly basis from people wanting to set up a distillery. Nothing wrong with that and we are happy to talk, after all others helped us. But of late we are getting a lot of what I call ‘taxi driver buying real-estate in Spain’ calls. […]

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Poteen: The Spirit of Ireland

This week a car load of unannounced German tourists turned up looking for a tour. Here two things need explaining, firstly we are not open to the public and secondly we are in quite possibly the ugliest industrial unit in Ireland. As they staggered, blinking towards the door, I could see this was not quite the ‘Irish Distillery […]

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