The Echlinville Distillery Ltd
The Echlinville Distillery is at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance and is home to some of the north’s best known quality spirits.
The first licensed whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland for over 125 years, Echlinville is a place where the ancient art of distilling is revered, where Irish whiskey heritage is respected, and where tradition has its place alongside innovation in the quest to produce the finest spirits.
In the spirit of ‘old meets new’, Echlinville’s state-of-the-art stillhouse stands proudly alongside the 200 year-old Echlinville Manor House, former seat of the Echlins who were once among the most influential families in Ireland.
Believed to be Ireland’s only field-to-glass distillery, all Echlinville’s new-fill spirit is distilled from barley grown on our land in the Ards Peninsula where the rich soil, saline air and mild micro-climate create the perfect conditions for producing spirit with truly distinctive character and flavour.
Echlinville have revived the age-old tradition of distillery floor malting – an age old technique rarely used modern distilleries, and they are perfecting the art of ‘trickle pot distillation’ – slowing down the stills to maximise the spirit’s contact with the copper to create a sweeter, more complex spirit.
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 whiskeys and gins a true connection to the place where they are made.
Echlinville is a family-run distillery and they love to share their devotion to quality spirits with visitors from around the world. Echlinville’s visitor experiences include tours, tastings and special ‘stay and distil’ experiences, which give whiskey enthusiasts the opportunity to distil their own unique cask while staying at the 19th century Echlinville Manor House. Private tours and bespoke group packages are also available on request.
What They Do
Produce high-quality premium spirits: Whiskey, Gin and Vodka
Echlinville Private Reserve Cask Offer – Limited number of casks available for private purchase; Dunvilles PX 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (winner of three consecutive World Whiskies Awards and Irish Whiskey Award for Best Irish Single Malt 12 Years and Under), Dunville’s Three Crowns Premium Blended Irish Whiskey, Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin, Jawbox Gin, Bán Poitín. New releases coming soon, including premium potato vodka, a new 16 year old single malt expression and an exceptional rum finish whiskey
Gold Medal in the world whiskey awards for Dunville’s PX (Category winner Best Irish Single Malt 12years and younger)
Where To Buy
Listed by Musgrave for Supervalue and Centra; Independent retailers, hotels, bars and restaurants; Available online 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) Distribution: UK, Ireland, Europe and America