The Echlinville Distillery Ltd
The Echlinville Distillery in County Down is at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance. Echlinville became the first new distillery in Northern Ireland for more than 125 years when the first spirit trickled from its stills in August 2013.
Echlinville has since made a name for itself as the home of some of Ireland’s best known premium spirits including the iconic Dunville’s Irish Whiskey, Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin, Jawbox Gin and Bán Poitín, which have together won 28 global awards in less than six years.
A family owned farm distillery, Echlinville is one of only a handful of ‘field to glass’ distilleries in Ireland or the UK. All of their Echlinville Whiskey and Echlinville Gin is distilled from barley grown, harvested and floor malted on their distillery farm near the shores of Strangford Lough, where the rich soil, saline air and mild micro-climate create the perfect conditions for producing spirit with distinctive character and flavour.
The soul of any spirit is its connection to the place where it is made. Echlinville are proud of their roots in the Ards Peninsula, and that sense of place is the essence of their premium spirits. Their homegrown barley and locally foraged gin botanicals, including Strangford Lough seaweed and indigenous whin bush petals, give Echlinville’s spirits a true connection to the place where they are made.
The Echlinville team love to share their devotion to quality spirits with visitors from around the world. The Echlinville Tour & Tipple offers an insight into the workings of Northern Ireland’s only farm distillery – a guided tour of the beautiful Echlinville still house and whiskey maturation warehouse followed by two drinks from the distillery’s range of award winning whiskeys, gins, poitín or vodka. Private tours and bespoke group packages are also available on request.
What They Do
Produce high-quality premium spirits: Whiskey, Gin. Poitín and Vodka
Dunville’s Irish Whiskey: Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey, Dunville Three Crowns Vintage Blend, Dunville’s Three Crowns Peated, Dunville’s VR 18 Year Old Port Mourant Rum Finish Single Malt Whiskey. Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin. Jawbox Gin, Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Jawbox Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur. Bán Poitín, Bán Poitín Barrelled and Buried Peated.
Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey: Best Irish Single Malt 12 Years and Under, World Whiskies Awards 2019; Gold Medal, Irish Whiskey Awards 2018. Dunville’s Three Crowns Peated Whiskey: Best Irish Blended Whiskey, World Whiskies Awards 2019; Best Irish Blended Whiskey 12 Years and Under, World Whiskies Awards 2019; Gold Medal, World Whiskies Awards 2018; Liquid Gold Award, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018. Dunville’s VR Port Mourant Rum Finish 18 Year Old Single Malt: Best Irish Single Malt 13-20 Years, World Whiskies Awards 2019; Best Irish Single Malt Single Cask, World Whiskies Awards 2018; Best Irish Single Cask, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018; Gold Medal, Irish Whiskey awards 2018. Echlinville Gin: Best Irish Contemporary Style Gin, World Gin Awards 2019; Three Stars, Great Taste Awards 2017; Silver Medal, San Francisco Spirit Awards 2017; Gold Medal, Irish Whiskey Awards 2018. Bán Poitín: Best Poitín, Irish Whiskey Awards 2017, 2018; Gold Medal, Irish Whiskey Awards 2015, 2016. Bán Poitín Barrelled and Buried: Best Poitín, Irish Whiskey Awards 2016. Other: Food and Drink Producer of the Year, Made In Northern Ireland Awards 2017; Craft Producer of the Year, Highly Commended, Icons of Whiskey Ireland 2018.
Where To Buy
Listed by Musgrave for Supervalu and Centra; Independent retailers, hotels, bars and restaurants; Available at www.drinksology.com www.lebonvin.co.uk and www.masterofmalt.com (UK) www.celticwhiskeyshop.ie (Ireland) www.whisky.fr (France) www.hawe-bremen.de (Germany) www.stillman.ch (Switzerland) www.wineworld.nl (Netherlands) www.totalwine.com (USA) Titanic Holdings (Japan), Peninsula Drinks and Food (Abu Dhabi), www.irishmalts.com, tasteofspirits.at (Italy) Distribution: UK, Ireland, Europe and America