The BallyKeefe Distillery story is extremely rare and unique with it being the only distillery in Ireland that carries a culture of sustainability and a blue print for the environment.
This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries. There is a huge emphasis on being eco-friendly, low carbon footprint and 100% sustainable, with the pot ale and spent grains fed to the cattle on the farm. This is a one of a kind in Ireland where everything from Grain to Glass is done on the family farm with no off-farm waste.
Ballykeefe Distillery Tour Experience
A tour of Ballykeefe Distillery is a must for anyone with an interest in Kilkenny’s historical association with Irish Whiskey. The guided tour enables guests to explore the distillery and discover the ancient art of Irish Whiskey making and the craftmanship that goes into each of our casks. Experience first-hand the sound, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery, with a behind-the-scenes tour teaching the fine art of distilling and of course a tasting of our signature white spirit range.
The duration of the tour is approx. 1 hour and includes a full distillery explaining how they make their Whiskey, Poitín, Gin & Vodka plus tastings of our award-winning Ballykeefe Vodka and Ballykeefe Poitín along with a Ballykeefe Gin & Tonic.
Tours run daily from Monday to Friday at 2pm and 4pm from 1st March to 31st October. Group bookings can be accommodated outside of these hours/dates, subject to availability and our production schedule. Tours can be booked on https://ballykeefedistillery.ie