Ballykeefe Distillery

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Ballykeefe Distillery

Ballykeefe Distillery
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Ballykeefe is situated in the heartland of Ireland, adjacent to its medieval capital, Kilkenny city. It is steeped in a historic heritage and tradition, holding the unique distinction of being the birthplace of Irish Whiskey. It is from our area that the first written account of distilling in Ireland comes in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word “whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life”. At Ballykeefe we are now bringing a truly special “water of life” from centuries past to a new generation for their pleasure and good health. The tour; You will see up close every step in the process and also enjoy and have explained the many different aromas and smells at each stage of the brewing and distilling process. Many secrets will be revealed by our award winning Master Distiller . How he makes the “cut” to create the ''Spirit of Kilkenny''
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Petee G
3 contributions
A family affair
Feb 2020
Compared to some Scottish and other Irish distilleries a somewhat small one, but boy was it a nice afternoon. Everything felt more like a family visit than a tour. Morgan, the owner, showed us around and had us sample everything he had to offer. I'm really looking forward to his whiskey, which should be available any time now. If you are in the region of Kilkenny, love whiskey, gin or poitin, you have to go there. Otherwise you will regret it.
Written 18 April 2020
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Steve19742014
Pforzheim, Germany8 contributions
warm welcome by Coldagh, great tour by Morgan
Feb 2020
I have been to some distillery tours before, but nothing compares to this: Great, fantastic, funny, interesting, breathtaking. It´s worth every Cent.
If you are ever close to Kilkenny make sure to visit this place.

Keep up this family atmosphere!!!!

Can´t wait to buy your whiskey!
Written 24 March 2020
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JAG
13 contributions
Morgan family farm
Sep 2019
Sinead (originally of Belfast), gave us a 90 minute customized tour and whiskey tasting. It was fantastic tour of how Whiskey, Poitin (moonshine), and a range of premium spirits: potato-based gin and vodka (distilled in a variety of botannicals) are made. We felt at home and very welcomed by Sinead. One of our very best distillery tours. Thank you Sinead
Written 21 November 2019
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Jonah
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Authentic, Must Go!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Went here with my wife and we both absolutely loved it. The family and staff were incredibly kind and their gin and vodka are delicious. They’re aging their whisky now and I can’t wait to try it when it’s released.
Written 14 November 2019
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JRG
3 contributions
Incredible & delicious
Nov 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had an incredible experience with this distillery that is as authentic as it gets. From farm to still, Ballykeefe does it all on site. The staff was amazing as were their products. A short drive from Kilkenny, this is a MUST SEE for gin and vodka lovers (and soon whisky lovers too).
Written 14 November 2019
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Kimmcc4
Sunshine Coast, Australia11 contributions
Ballykeefe Distillery Tour
Oct 2019 • Family
Every now and then you meet a family that really touches your heart❤️

Yesterday, we had the unexpected pleasure of meeting the Ging Family; owners of Ballykeefe Distillery.

Ballykeefe Distillery is a family farm, centuries of cattle and grains, that 3 years ago diversified, bravely putting it all on the line, to build a state-of-the-art Distillery and a legacy for the next generation.

Entrepreneurial, innovative, local, knowledgeable and welcoming. Ballykeefe Distillery is a MUST SEE on your next visit to County Kilkenny🍀💕🍀They embody all that is this quote “Appreciate the tough times; because one day, they’ll be part of your success story🙏”

Can’t wait to see their products sold in Australia🇦🇺
Written 30 October 2019
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Zidane F
Viana do Castelo, Portugal2 contributions
Must Do and Must Try ans Must Buy
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed doing the tour with my gf. The owner is so nice and welcoming, also full of knowledge to share.
The alcohol produced here is so much good quality. Personally, it was the best gin I ever tried!
We left with 3 bottles and we definitely recommend!
Written 16 October 2019
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Sandra H
189 contributions
Another Amazing Time!
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was a return visit for us and once again an extremely memorable one! Morgan and Clodagh are wonderful hosts and the unique spirits that are lovingly made there are unbelievable! We will most definitely be returning again one day!
Written 15 October 2019
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Rayson3011
Perth, Australia2 contributions
Hidden treasure
Oct 2019 • Family
We drove down some little country laneways to discover this gem. Had a tour with Morgan who.is passionate about his product and then enjoyed sharing stories over some samples and gin and tonic. Left with 2 bottles and new friends. Add this to.your Kilkenny bucket list.
Written 5 October 2019
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Jamie S
Fresno, CA9 contributions
The BEST of the O'Sullivan Sisters Ireland Tour 2019
Oct 2019 • Friends
First of all, out of the 3 Distilleries we visited, this was the BEST!! Morgan, the owner and distiller gave us a wonderful tour and tasting of several of their wonderful spirits! Ask how the family farm went into the spirit business and make sure Morgan tells the story. This is a premium spirits Distillery and you will not be disappointed
Written 3 October 2019
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