Our Partner Distillery
The quality of the whiskey produced here is some of the finest in Ireland, using 100% malted barley for their Irish single malt whiskey spirit.
Dundalk Brewing & Distilling
The town of Dundalk has always been ideally suited to foster a distilling industry with its access to the purest water from the nearby Cooley Mountains. Since the late 1600’s, brewing has been at the heart of the town, with The Dundalk Distillery operating between 1708 and 1926. Two of the distillery buildings, the grain store and maltings, still exist and now house the County Museum and Dundalk Library. Our partner distillery was founded on the site of the former Great Northern Brewery in Dundalk, Co. Louth in Ireland. The original brewery on site was established in 1896. Diageo’s association with brewing in Dundalk dates back to the late 1950’s when up until 1960, the brewery had produced stout and ale. However, in response to an increased demand for lager at that time, Guinness converted the brewery into a modern lager operation which saw the creation of Harp Lager. The Great Northern Brewery was the second largest brewery in Ireland until its closure in 2013 and subsequent takeover in 2015 by our partner distillery.