The City of 7 Churches, the home of St. Kevin
The Glendalough Distillery was set up by a group of friends from Wicklow and Dublin, with a desire to revive the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. Together, they built a craft distillery near their favourite spot in the mountains of Glendalough, the valley of two lakes. Renowned for its monastic settlement in the 6th century, monasteries like Glendalough were the birthplace of distilled drinks in Ireland.
Wild plants are foraged from around the mountains for the process of the Glendalough gin distillation. It is slowly-distilled in tiny batches no more than 250 litres, so as to tease out the delicate flavours of the botanicals.
A key influence on the flavour of the Glendalough range of whiskeys is the wooden casks that they are matured in. Two of the main factors in how they choose their wood is the breed of oak, and the predecessor liquid. All of their whiskeys are matured in a second barrel, that are specially selected to accentuate the flavours already inherent in the given whiskey.