Ireland’s most innovative distillery.
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.
Festival Event: Poacher’s Frozen Gin & Tonic Pop Up
Charlotte Quay, Millennium Tower, D4, June 28, 29 & 30. 6pm – 10pm.
Enjoy the ultimate taste of the Sunny South East as Poacher’s Premium Irish Mixers from Wexford collaborate with Blackwater Distillery for the most chilled pop up of the summer! They’re mixing their Wild Tonic Water made with wild elderflower from Brook Lodge Hotel in Wicklow with our Wexford Strawberry Gin and serving it from a frozen cocktail machine for the last nights of the festival in Charlotte Quay.
What is more summery than strawberries? Nothing really, except perhaps sun block. We tried distilling that but it tasted disgusting, so we went back to strawberries. In all, thirteen botanicals are distilled to produce this gin, the largest of these being strawberry, as you might expect.
The berries are grown for us just outside Enniscorthy (Co. Wexford) and transported to the distillery in a large cool box. After distillation, we soak even more strawberries in our gin (that’s how it gets its colour), then we bottle it. We don’t add any sugar or sweetener of any sort.