Connacht's Story

The tale of the Connacht Distillery originates from the untamed, rough terrain of County Mayo, on Ireland’s northwest coast, nestled in the Connacht province.

The defunct Duffy’s Bakery site in Ballina, seen by Master Distiller Robert Cassell and his team as an opportunity for Irish whiskey, underwent meticulous renovation, launching whiskey production in 2016.

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Connacht Distillery not only takes pride in their one-of-a-kind stills but also treasures their malt handling and brewing equipment manufactured by Rolec in Germany, a renowned craft brewing equipment maker. The custom-made machinery harmoniously blends the high efficiency and capacity of modern beer brewing with the traditional brewing and fermentation techniques essential for creating fine whiskey.

The distillery’s barrel room serves as a sanctuary for casks brimming with their whiskey, allowing it to age gracefully. The Irish whiskey at Connacht never leaves their possession and stays nestled along the banks of the Moy, reaping the benefits of the distinctive terroir of their western Irish locale.

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