WTC Dublin Member Highlight: Lough Gill Distillery

Co. Sligo
The Lough Gill Distillery is located in the historical Hazelwood Estate in the shadow of Hazelwood House, an 18th century Palladian mansion. The Hazelwood Estate was first purchased by Lieutenant General Owen Wynne in 1722 for £20,000 and originally extended to 14,500 acres. The conveyance included parts of the town of Sligo, together with the town’s fairs, markets, tolls and customs. As major landowners and politicians, the Wynnes were central characters in the history of Sligo and Ireland for more than 200 years. Over the past couple years we have been quietly finishing a sublime single malt whiskey, which was hand selected by Billy Walker in 2015, at the time he was voted Global Distiller of the Year. We are releasing 3 trilogies over the next 3 years, each release being limited to 6,600 individually numbered bottles, all finished in different and unique casks. These First Editions tell stories of ancient Ireland as documented in the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (or the Annals of the Four Masters), chronicles of medieval Irish history, spanning from the Deluge to 1600. They were compiled circa 1632 at a Franciscan friary on the borders of County Sligo.