The small craft distillery Dingle is in the south-west of Ireland. There, high-quality Irish single malt is distilled on three copper stills. The whiskies from Dingle are still quite young but already developing a following.
In addition to whisky, the distillery also produces gin and vodka. With its even climate, the Dingle site offers good basic conditions for whisky production. The Gulf Stream ensures that temperatures never drop to freezing.
The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was designed and built at the same time by three independent spirits specialists. These are Oliver Hughes, Liam LaHart, and Peter Mosley. Oliver, Liam and Peter are the masters behind Porterhouse Brewing Company, one of Ireland’s craft beer breweries founded in 1996.
With the experience gained in brewing, the idea of building an artisanal distillery was born. But could that work at all, since Ireland only had three major whiskey distilleries at the time, which continuously controlled the market.
What does Dingle Whisky taste like?Juicy raisin notes and dried apricots are underpinned by aromatic, freshly ground, colorful peppercorns. Something fresh, reminiscent of lemongrass, also resonates.
How is dingle whisky produced?Dingle is a classic Irish distillery using a wash still, an intermediate still and a spirit still.
Surprisingly, in addition to the fermentation tanks, the mash tun is made of European oak, instead of the far more common stainless steel. The distillery mainly uses ex-bourbon, but also a few ex-sherry casks, as well as ex-Madeira and ex-port wine casks.
Put simply The distillery has no real history of which to speak. Happily whisky is nothing more than distilled beer - and if you can produce good beer, you should also get good whisky, right? The Porterhouse brewery also thought so and managed to fill the first New Make in 2012 in its newly founded Dingle distillery.
A former mill, which first processed grain and later wood, serves as the home of the new distillery. The old rusty water wheel reminds of the former function of the place. In July 2016, co-founder Oliver Hughes died unexpectedly at the age of 57.
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2012: The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was built in 2012, the first whiskey casks were filled on December 18, 2012
2015: Exactly three years and one day later, on December 19, 2015, the first barrel named Cask No. 2, bottled.