The Ging family trace their unbroken farming lineage back to the golden age when family farm distilleries were dotted across the Irish countryside. A tradition that was lost for over 200 years, but which has now been revived at Ballykeefe, driven by family values and ethics.
BIRTHPLACE OF IRISH WHISKEY
Located close to Ireland’s medieval capital Kilkenny city, Ballykeefe has the distinction of being the area from which the first written account of distilling in Ireland is recorded in 1324 in the Red Book of Ossory.
Whiskey is mentioned by its Gaelic name ‘uisce beatha’ meaning ‘water
SINGLE ESTATE WHISKEY
Ballykeefe is the first Single Estate Family Farm Whiskey Distillery in over 200 years, where all barley is sown, grown, harvested and distilled on the farm. This makes it a uniquely ‘field to glass’ operation. The first of our Ballykeefe Whiskey will be released, in limited quantity, in August 2020.
Sustainability and environmental protection are central to the business plan at Ballykeefe. There is zero off farm waste and high capital investment to ensure a fully sustainable, low carbon footprint in every aspect of the operation.
A tour of Ballykeefe Distillery will be a journey through every part of the Ballykeefe
‘field to glass’ operation and includes tastings of our premium white spirit range.
Monday to Friday
Tour Times: 2pm & 4pm
* Booking advisable. Distillery Tours are available to all
guests 18 years and over. Other terms and conditions may apply.
TO BOOK : www.ballykeefedistillery.ie
IRISH FAMILY FARM DISTILLERY