First whiskey distilled in Donegal in almost 160 years


Whiskey has been legally distilled in Donegal for the first time in almost 160 years.

Sliabh Liag Distillers confirmed this week that a double distilled smoky spirit made from Irish peated malt has been filled into a cask.

The company says it's part of the research and development process which is set to continue while the their new whiskey distillery at Ardara is under construction.

Co-owner James Doherty says there is a history of whiskey distillation in Donegal, and that's a heritage that Sliabh Liag Distillers want to reclaim and build on.

However, he says it will be years before locally distilled whiskey can be bottled and sold...........