Ireland's first Single-Estate Super Premium Organic, Carbon Neutral Distillery
We are delighted to confirm that we have received planning permission for a new organic, carbon-neutral whiskey distillery and visitor centre to be built here at Curraghmore Estate, Portlaw, Co Waterford, Ireland. This distillery and visitor centre will allow us to distil single-estate pot still whiskey on-site, and welcome visitors to Curraghmore to experience the whole whiskey-making process, from field to glass. This is a big milestone for us, on our mission to create organic, carbon-neutral pot still and single malt Irish whiskey on Curraghmore Estate.
Our plan is to convert five existing 180-year-old agricultural buildings on Curraghmore Estate to the distillery and visitor centre. These buildings are of great historical importance – they are the earliest know example of an industrial farmyard to be built anywhere in Europe – and were designed by the renowned architect William Tinsley. They are in incredible condition for their age, and we know they will provide the perfect setting for our distillery.
We also want the distillery site to be sustainable and environmentally aware, so we are including ground-mounted solar panels, an integrated constructed wetlands treatment system and a production water well in the design. An existing water wheel will also be adapted to generate hydroelectricity. This ties in with our target of achieving organic and carbon-neutral status within 10 years – A first for any distillery in Ireland!
Developing such a distillery at Curraghmore Estate means that Curraghmore Whiskey will be the only truly organic, carbon neutral single-estate pot still/ single malt Irish whiskey distillery in the country, with Irish-made pot stills, that is truly independent across every aspect of its production process. Curraghmore Whiskey is produced from barley and oats grown on the 850-year-old estate.
Richard De La Poer Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, Founder and MD of Curraghmore Whiskey says:
“We are excited to announce planning permission has been granted for Ireland’s first super premium organic, carbon neutral distillery at Curraghmore and we look forward to this new chapter in our business. Our vision has always been to create a sustainable, organic, carbon neutral pot still whiskey, and with this distillery on the horizon, it looks like it will come to fruition. Curraghmore Whiskey is at the sweet spot where organic farming meets environmentally responsible distilling – we’re offering the market a whiskey that not only has a provenance and authenticity that is unmatched, but also one that is sustainable and gives back to the land – a win/win for everyone. Our aim is to create a lasting legacy at Curraghmore that will grow and prosper for generations to come”
Year of planned construction
Jobs will be created at the new distillery
Annual production capacity of pure alcohol in litres
Annual distillery visitor capacity
Construction on the distillery is due to begin in 2023 and will create up to 24 jobs.
The distillery will have the capacity to produce up to 2,000 casks of whiskey annually and receive 10,000 visitors per annum.