The Copeland Distillery

Gin is certainly the most popular spirit these days. One of the newest producers of gin in Northern Ireland is The Copeland Distillery. Launched by Gareth Irvine in 2015 following a project in University and backed by a crowd-funding initiative in 2016, Copeland are preparing to open their new distillery in Donaghadee this August 2019.

Locality is a key element to the range of gins Copeland produce. Copeland have been producing a range of ‘ginfusion’ products using fruits from the farms and hedgerows of County Down. To accompany the move to their new distillery which is set back from the shores of County Down, Copeland is further expanding their portfolio of spirits including their first classic (ocean-inspired) gin set to be launched later this summer.

Aside from the making of spirits, Copeland has built a bespoke visitor centre offering audiences the chance to experience distillery life on a guided tasting tour. The Copeland Distillery will take you on a journey through the decades of events that led them to the creation of their spirits.

The story is shaped by the tales of smugglers and savage ocean battles. Visitors will experience history unfold, all whilst enjoying the portfolio of spirits. This summer will also see The Copeland Distillery begin distillation of their first whiskey. To celebrate the signing of their 125-year lease, Copeland have created ‘The 125 Whiskey Cask Reserve’, offering individuals and syndicates the opportunity to invest in their own cask of whiskey, in return becoming lifetime members of the distillery.

Copeland’s range of spirits are perfect for a classic gin & tonic or mixed as part of a cocktail. Why not try a Copeland Bramble, or add a dash of Rhuberry to your favourite Prosecco? Or better yet, become the next owner of your own cask of spirit with The 125 Whiskey Reserve.

The possibilities are endless!

Be Wild and Drink Remarkable with Copeland.

What They Do

Craft Spirit Producers


Available Gins: Rhuberry Gin, Raspberry and Mint Gin and Limited Edition Seasonal Gins including this year’s Spiced Apple & Blackcurrant. Whiskey Casks – individual and syndicate

Where To Buy

All NI independent off-sales, restaurants, bars and off-licences across Northern Ireland as well as Marks and Spencer NI. Online via Master of Malt.


The Copeland Distillery
43 Manor Street
BT21 0HG
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Contact Information

Telephone 077 1418 7651
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