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Our Location

Our distillery is located in the picturesque Ballyduff Village in West Waterford. An area that is in one of Ireland’s best kept secrets’ –The Blackwater Region. If you decide to come and visit us, then you will have a an abundance of places to eat, drink and visit in the surrounding areas. It really is a special place – to help you make the most of your visit we have put together a small guide to just some of our favourite places along the way. Today the Blackwater is famous the world over as a salmon river, but for hundreds of years, its deep dark waters made it a perfect artery of commerce.

Where to Stay

Waterford Castle

Waterford Castle (Waterford)

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort is set on an enchanted 310-acre private island, accessible via a short crossing on the resort’s private car ferry over the King’s Channel. A jewel in Ireland’s Ancient East, the island resort offers the very best of Irish hospitality on the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. The historic 16th century luxury castle hotel combines the gracious living of an elegant past with every modern comfort and conveyance. With just 19 bedrooms, Waterford Castle is the ideal place for an intimate getaway, or to take over exclusively for a special celebration.

Cliff House

Cliff House Hotel (Ardmore)

Cliff House Hotel is a five star, privately owned luxury hotel located close to Cork and Waterford. The building seems to defy gravity, clinging to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay where there has long been a fishing village. Regarded as one of the finest small luxury hotels in Ireland, Cliff House Hotel is a 39 room Irish seaside boutique hotel in the traditional fishing village of Ardmore. It also features an intimate Irish destination spa as well as a Michelin-star restaurant.

Montenotte Hotel

Montenotte Hotel (Cork)

One of Cork city’s most popular hotels, The Montenotte Hotel commands a superb elevated location overlooking the city centre. Close to central business districts, shopping and theatres, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure visitors to the city. This exquisitely decorated and unique hotel also has a state-of-the-art leisure club with 20m pool, fully equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The iconic Montenotte Hotel also offers guests a complimentary nightly movie in the hotel’s in-house cinema ‘The Cameo’ where one can enjoy some classic Blackwater cocktails.

Where to Eat & Drink


360 Cook house (Dungarvan)

360 Cookhouse is located in Dungarvan’s culinary quarter, attached to King John’s Castle and the WW1 Memorial Wall. They are open throughout the week offering artisan gourmet coffee, cakes and bakes, and a truly different lunch selection. Their afternoon and evening menu offer fresh fish and grill choices and is a favourite among the locals, as is their tapas and authentic pizza range. Third generation cask wines, their classic cocktail collection and local craft beers have all been chosen to complement their eclectic menu – whatever the time of day.


Foley’s on the Mall (Lismore)

Only 10 mins from our distillery, Foley’s On the Mall is a gastropub and restaurant located in the historic town of Lismore, Co. Waterford. The premises was built in 1870 and consists of both upstairs and downstairs dining, a warm pub environment full of old world character as well as a fully heated outdoor beer garden that can be used year round as well as their new outdoor Blackwater Gin Garden that is perfect for a summer night gathering with friends.


The Tannery (Dungarvan)

Since Paul and Máire Flynn opened The Tannery in 1997, it has become one of the most original and welcoming experiences in Irish food. What makes it special? There is Paul’s cooking, of course – his fresh Waterford produce, ever-changing menus and mouth-watering focus on flavour. There are cosy chats in the wine bar, warm and welcoming service from expert staff, a bright and buzzy atmosphere at the tables. There is the unique location in the seaside town of Dungarvan, a stone’s throw from the Copper Coast and Comeragh Mountains. But most of all, there is the Tannery’s knack for serving up that most important of ingredients: a great time.


Ahernes (Youghal)

It is seafood for which Ahernes Restaurant is famous. Their award-winning restaurant in Youghal was voted one of “Ireland’s most Romantic Restaurants” by the Bridgestone Guide. It is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic gastronomic treat. They use the freshest local produce, so their menus change daily. Always included is the finest fish from that day’s catch in Youghal Harbour or off the south coast of Ireland.

The Shelbourne Bar Whiskey Menu

The Shelbourne Bar (Cork)

The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork city with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 300 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork!

Merry Pub

Merry’s Gastropub, Restaurant (Dungarvan)

Merry’s Gastropub restaurant in Dungarvan is an award-winning restaurant and craft bar.

It is just a short cycle from the wonderful Waterford Greenway and boasts a full menu of delicious food including our famous Fungarvan Burger and the Dungarvan Brewing Company beer battered cod. Located in the Culinary Georgian quarter of Dungarvan, our restaurant and craft bar is housed in a historic 150 year old building with two open fires, a few secret snugs, a range of home brand alcohol and spirits and live music every weekend.

Upstairs we have Merry’s 1868 bar and function room that is used weekly by many drama and community groups in Dungarvan

Where to Visit

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle in Waterford, Ireland, is a one of a kind and a repository of extraordinary history: from walls marked by Cromwellian cannon balls to the days it was owned by Sir Walter Raleigh -the man who brought potatoes and tobacco to Ireland – to Cecil Beaton, Lucian Freud, Fred Astaire and JFK, all of whom slept a night or more in this private castle on the banks of the River Blackwater.

The castle dates from 1170, yet there is no shortage of modern luxuries: ensuite bathrooms, a cinema room, wifi throughout the castle and much more. It sleeps 8 to 12 in an intimate environment or up to 27 for a bigger party. Larger events are also possible and all are attended by the family’s private staff, led by Denis Nevin, the castle’s Butler for the last 35 years.

The Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers

Ballysaggartmore Towers are mystical gothic style buildings situated near Lismore in pleasant woodland walking and picnic areas. It’s an ideal walk for all the family. Kids willloveit- while walking through the woods you would nearly expect a troll to be hiding in the trees.

The Towers were built in 1850 by Arthur Kiely-Ussher for his wife, the extravagant gates were the only part of the castle to be built as money ran out soon after their completion. He held an estate of approximately 8000 acres, the majority of which was rented to tenant farmers but he retained approximately 1000 acres for himself. It’s a place to truly take time out and escape to.