We are a micro-distillery based in West Waterford on the banks of the Blackwater River.

We like to keep it real, which is why early in the morning we switch on the lights, open the post and fire up the still. We make small batch gin the old fashioned way with 100% Irish spirit, real botanicals and lots of care and attention.

The only automated thing at Blackwater Distillery is the coffee grinder.

We believe life is too short for instant coffee and bad gin, which is why you’ll see so many handles, levers, taps and dials in our distillery. Everything is done by hand and eye, which invariably takes longer but is worth it in the end.

A Little History