íon Distillery is Tyrone’s first craft Distillery. Located in the foothills of the Sperrins íon creates spirits with a belief in simplicity, quality and innovation. Pronounced ee-on – íon is the Iirsh word for “pure” and this philosophy filters through everything they do. The company produces a range of intriguing and authentic spirits that are heavily influenced by the people, nature and history of Ireland. Each bottle is hand made in small batches – with each product made in a dedicated still.
Home of Ireland’s first range of 100 per-cent locally made craft rums well as a range of unique gins and vodkas, ion Distillery produces all its spirits from scratch in their own distillery in County Tyrone.
All their spirits are made using water from their own artisan well, which is filtered through ancient volcanic rock that lies beneath their distillery.
Their Whiskey Cask Spiced Rum is made with the finest Central American Molasses, using a purpose built Caribbean “Doubler-style” copper column still which is unique in Ireland and the UK. They use authentic rum yeasts and age some of their spirit in ex-bourbon and Scottish Whisky barrels for a totally authentic, yet unique product.
Their vodkas are made in house in a dedicated hand-made still from the finest wheat, rye and barley blends and is distilled up to 10 times to create an exceptionally clean and unique spirit – perfect to sip or as a great base for cocktails.
Finally their gins, using their own base spirit comes alive with the infusion of the finest botanicals sourced from around the world, including Yuzu fruit from Japan. Produced in a dedicated gin still, with subtle peppery notes and a dry citrus finish, their Curious Citrus Gin embodies their ethos perfectly:
íon Distillery : Purity of Spirit
What They Do
Locally-made craft rums, gins and vodkas
Whiskey Cask Spiced RumIt is made from the finest blackstrap molasses using a unique Caribbean ‘Doubler’ style still to create a light and fruity spirit.Packed full with notes of caramel, vanilla and toffee. They add spices, including ginger, citrus peel, cassia bark and ground kola nut. It is then finished in aged Oak Whiskey Casks.CURIOUS CITRUS GINHighly aromatic hand-made Irish Gin, with a gentle sweetness and smooth, warming citrus finish.This is a vapour-infused gin with a curious blend of botanicals from across the globe, including pink peppercorn, cardamom, ginger, citrus peel and the delicate Asian Yuzu fruit which adds a wonderful lasting citrus aroma.TRIPLE STONE FILTERED VODKACrisp Irish Vodka distilled from a secret union of barley, wheat and rye to create a truly memorable taste experience.They vapour distil their vodka through rock in a unique process before filtering through 140-million-year-old blue stone chips. Finally, they blend with pure rock filtered spring water from their own well to add a truly unique flavour profile.
Where To Buy
Centra, Supervalu, Ice Off Licenses, Hastings Hotel Group, The Vineyard Belfast, Belfast International Airport