The distillery takes its name from the nearby Blackwater River.
Its Irish name is ‘An Abhainn Mhor’ which means ‘The Big River’. And big it certainly is. Sometimes referred to as the Munster Blackwater, it rises on the Cork, Kerry border and flows due east into Waterford, flowing past the distillery in Ballyduff. It makes an abrupt right turn at Cappoquin, is joined by its tributary river, the Bride, and flows into the sea at Youghal.