The Glendalough Distillery is Ireland’s first craft distillery. We’re a small distillery set up by a few friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. We want to forge our own path and do things differently, just like the man on our bottle, St Kevin, did. For him it was building a civilisation in the wilderness, for us it’s innovative, independent spirits. We started out with poitín, then whiskey, followed by seasonal gin and earlier this year we launched our Wild Botanical Gin.
Our Wild Botanical Gin is a Gin unlike any other. Distilled throughout the foraging season, we capture the unique flavour of each season in the Wicklow mountains, in one bottle. Each botanical is sustainably foraged by one person our wild foodie, Geraldine Kavanagh. What is picked is placed in the still within hours of foraging. The botanicals are then slow-distilled to tease out delicate flavours by our obsessive stillman, Rowdy Rooney. We produce tiny batches, getting less than 250 litres out of each distillation.