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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...more
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| Kyle, Cuffesgrange, Kilkenny R95 NR50, Ireland
+353 87 700 4538
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I showed up to Ballykeefe after struggling to find something in Ireland that was open in November, and although it was off season and they were technically not open, Sinead gave us a wonderful personal tasting and tour of the facility. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D'Arcy S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Wow! Where do I begin? Morgan and his team are like family and took us through a tour that made us feel like a part of it too. The passion they have for their craft was contagious too! As for the tour, I’ve been on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I visited the distillery for an event being hosted there. We were given a tour and sampled many their drinks. You can see the care and passion that goes into the drinks, not cutting any corners, and the final quality is just exceptional. Particularly the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robbie P
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

There is the liquid they told you was whiskey and vodka, and then there is the nectar of the gods created by Ballykeefe Distillery. Drop your bags wherever you are and run to this place. You will never want to drink another brand again. Morgan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

I am late writing this review but better late than never as the Irish say I visited this new distillery and it was one of the most enjoyable parts of my holiday. I found the whole experience wonderful from start to finish, it began with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour, top notch facility, fabulous people producing wonderful products! We went on numerous distillery tours during our Ireland vacation with Ballykeefe by far the best! Morgan, Jaime, Carmel, and Sarah were so down to earth and answered all of our questions. They were great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful tour hosted by the owner himself. It's a beautiful new distillery with so much impressive technology and yet it is clear the passion they have for the environment and the best traditions of making Irish Whiskey This is an award wining distillery...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sharoncam33
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

So great to see a new distillery has open in my hometown of Kilkenny since my last visit in 2015 We heard good things about this distillery and we saw it for ourselves when we took the tour. I think their whiskey will be a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

It was an excellent tour of ballykeefe distillery. The tour guide was very knowledgeable on the whole operation. The distillery is first class, it is producing true artisan spirits and we are very happy to know that we can buy them in Germany They have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

My husband is an Irish whiskey fan so as well as visiting the oldest distillery at Middleton we wanted to visit one of the newest and we chose ballykeefe It is set up in a way that allows you to see how everything works which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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liz c
23 July 2018|
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Response from BallykeefeDistillery | Property representative |
Hi Liz, many thanks for your recent message and enquiry. We would be absolutely delighted to look after you and your group next year in Ballykeefe Distillery. I would love the opportunity to speak with you further about your... More