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  • SPIRIT OF THEATLANTIC

    ONLY ONE WHISKEY IS GOOD ENOUGH TO CARRY THE NAME ‘CONNACHT’ AND IT IS THIS 4 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT MADE AT OUR DISTILLERY IN BALLINA, CO. MAYO. WITH GOLD MEDALS FROM PRESTIGIOUS COMPETITIONS SUCH AS THE SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION & THE IRISH WHISKEY AWARDS, THIS PREMIUM WHISKEY IS “ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST” TO COME FROM THE NEW WAVE OF IRISH DISTILLERIES. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF OR GIFT IT TO A FRIEND. EACH HAMPER CONTAINS A 700ML SPIRIT OF THE ATLANTIC WHISKEY, TWO GALWAY CRYSTAL GLASSES OR TWO TASTING GLASSES AND A PREMIUM LEATHER COATED FLASK.
  • SPIRIT OF THEATLANTIC

    HIGH QUALITY SKILLS AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE A PRIORITY DURING OUR WHISKEY MAKING PROCESS, HENCE WE ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF OTHERS AND WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU IN THESE HAMPERS. EACH HAMPER CONTAINS A 700ML SPIRIT OF THE ATLANTIC WHISKEY AND A UNISEX SCARF FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS FOXFORD WOOLLEN MILLS.
  • SPIRIT OF THEATLANTIC

    HIGH QUALITY SKILLS AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE A PRIORITY DURING OUR WHISKEY MAKING PROCESS, HENCE WE ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF OTHERS AND WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU IN THESE HAMPERS. EACH HAMPER CONTAINS A 700ML SPIRIT OF THE ATLANTIC WHISKEY AND A HAND CRAFTED CONNACHT WHISKEY CANVAS APRON WITH CUSTOM CROSS BACK.
  • A 4 YEAR OLD IRISH GRAIN WHISKEY FINISHED IN PORT CASKS AT THE CONNACHT DISTILLERY WITH HINTS OF SWEET SPICE – GREAT ON ITS OWN OR MIXED WITH GINGER ALE. ALSO INCLUDES TWO GALWAY CRYSTAL GLASSES.
  • SPIRIT OF THEATLANTIC

    THEY SAY GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES - THAT’S WHY WE’VE INTRODUCED OUR SIGNATURE SPIRIT OF THE ATLANTIC WHISKEY IN 200ML BOTTLES. THIS HAMPER ALSO INCLUDES OUR PREMIUM LEATHER COATED FLASK.
  • STRAWBOYS

    THE NAME STRAWBOYS CELEBRATES THE TRADITIONS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS INHERENT IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND’S SPIRIT DISTILLING. CRASHING PARTIES, PARTICULARLY WEDDINGS, IS A LONG STANDINGTR ADITION, AND IN THE WEST OF IRELAND WEDDING CRASHERS WERE KNOWN AS STRAWBOYS. THE APPEARANCE OF STRAWBOYS AT A WEDDING WAS A SIGN OF GOODLUCK. OBSCURING THEIR FACES WITH LARGE CONICAL HATS MADE OF STRAW, THEY WOULD POP INTO THE RECEPTION, DANCE WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM, HAVE A QUICK DRINK AND THEN BE ON THEIR WAY. IT IS WITH THIS SAME RAMBUNCTIOUS JOY THAT WE PRESENT OUR RANGE OF STRAWBOYS PRODUCTS. THIS HAMPER INCLUDES A 700ML BOTTLE, TWO GALWAY CRYSTAL GLASSES, A KEYRING & A VOUCHER FOR A TOUR AND TASTING FOR TWO.
  • STRAWBOYS

    THE NAME STRAWBOYS CELEBRATES THE TRADITIONS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS INHERENT IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND’S SPIRIT DISTILLING. CRASHING PARTIES, PARTICULARLY WEDDINGS, IS A LONG STANDINGTR ADITION, AND IN THE WEST OF IRELAND WEDDING CRASHERS WERE KNOWN AS STRAWBOYS. THE APPEARANCE OF STRAWBOYS AT A WEDDING WAS A SIGN OF GOODLUCK. OBSCURING THEIR FACES WITH LARGE CONICAL HATS MADE OF STRAW, THEY WOULD POP INTO THE RECEPTION, DANCE WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM, HAVE A QUICK DRINK AND THEN BE ON THEIR WAY. IT IS WITH THIS SAME RAMBUNCTIOUS JOY THAT WE PRESENT OUR RANGE OF STRAWBOYS PRODUCTS. THIS HAMPER INCLUDES A 700ML BOTTLE, TWO GALWAY CRYSTAL GLASSES, A KEYRING & A VOUCHER FOR A TOUR AND TASTING FOR TWO.
  • STRAWBOYS

    THE NAME STRAWBOYS CELEBRATES THE TRADITIONS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS INHERENT IN THE HISTORY OF IRELAND’S SPIRIT DISTILLING. CRASHING PARTIES, PARTICULARLY WEDDINGS, IS A LONG STANDINGTR ADITION, AND IN THE WEST OF IRELAND WEDDING CRASHERS WERE KNOWN AS STRAWBOYS. THE APPEARANCE OF STRAWBOYS AT A WEDDING WAS A SIGN OF GOODLUCK. OBSCURING THEIR FACES WITH LARGE CONICAL HATS MADE OF STRAW, THEY WOULD POP INTO THE RECEPTION, DANCE WITH THE BRIDE AND GROOM, HAVE A QUICK DRINK AND THEN BE ON THEIR WAY. IT IS WITH THIS SAME RAMBUNCTIOUS JOY THAT WE PRESENT OUR RANGE OF STRAWBOYS PRODUCTS. THIS HAMPER INCLUDES A 700ML BOTTLE, TWO GALWAY CRYSTAL GLASSES, A KEYRING & A VOUCHER FOR A TOUR AND TASTING FOR TWO.
  • FEW THINGS ARE BETTER THAN A NIGHT IN WITH SOME PREMIUM CONNCULLIN IRISH GIN……BUT WE’VE ADDED GLASSWARE, PREMIUM POACHER’S IRISH TONIC AND A VOUCHER FOR A TOUR AND TASTING FOR TWO TO ADD TO YOUR ENJOYMENT. WE’VE ALSO TAKEN OUR CONCULLIN GIN AND EXPERIMENTD WITH THE PRODUCT TO INTRODUCE OUR PORT CASK GIN, FURTHER AGED IN A PORT CASK FOR 18 MONTHS.
  • FEW THINGS ARE BETTER THAN A NIGHT IN WITH SOME PREMIUM CONNCULLIN IRISH GIN……BUT WE’VE ADDED GLASSWARE, PREMIUM POACHER’S IRISH TONIC AND A VOUCHER FOR A TOUR AND TASTING FOR TWO TO ADD TO YOUR ENJOYMENT.

whiskeys

  • ballyhoo begins as a four year old sourced irish whiskey with a mash bill of 93% corn and 7% malted barley that we bring to our distillery to further age and finish in used port barrels from portugal. this second step softens the grain whiskey and rounds out the flavour into an easy sipper. Our master blender then revisits the barrels and determines the final blend before it is bottled at 43% ABV.
  • The second release of our own single malt is our flagship single malt irish whiskey – The Spirit of the Atlantic. It follows our award-winning connacht single malt batch 1 release which received multiple awards, including gold medals from the irish whiskey awards, new york international spirits competition, a double gold from the san francisco world spirits awards, and a best in class from the american distilling institute. Like batch 1, the spirit of the Atlantic is 100% Hook Head Series Ale Malt from Minch Malt, a malted barley generally used by craft brewers and unique to Connacht Whiskey. We are proud to say that our Spirit of the Atlantic has already won a 2023 Gold Medal from the Global Spirits Irish Whiskey Masters Competition in London. This whiskey is between five and six years old. We first age our single malt in premium ex-bourbon barrels and then finish the whiskey in Oloroso sherry casks from Spain. We do not chill filter it or add any colour. It is bottled at 44.8% ABV.   Colour beautiful amber Nose Raisins, dried pear, and hints of nuts.  very gentle, fruity and ripe-fruity, with soft wood influences, slightly biscuity, some citrus and zest notes Palate Vanilla, raw sugar, malt, and dried fruit. Unmistakably malty, soft roasted notes, still biscuity, dried fruit Finish Warming and full bodied with lingering spices and oily cocoa Comment We believe that this whiskey represents our core style, and the more accessible abv will further endear it to whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious.
  • straw boys are an old west of ireland tradition. variously cited as being groups of mysterious revelers, they were known for arriving to wedding parties uninvited where they enjoy a few drinks, a dance with the bride and groom, and disappear into the night from whence they came.  the appearance of straw boys in their disguises made of straw was taken to impart good luck on the happy couple and to augur well for their life together. Straw Boys Irish Whiskey deserves to be savoured with good friends (and straw boys everywhere). Raise a glass to those who defy convention, try new things or who just need to begin their whiskey journey, celebrate the unorthodox everywhere, every day. This is a gentle sourced single grain Irish whiskey designed to be mixed as well as sipped, at 43% ABV.  it lends itself to experimentation.

  • Marsala Edition This single malt Irish whiskey is aged in premium bourbon casks for 12 years, then finished in artisan sweet marsala wine casks from Sicily, for an additional 2 years. Our distillers have carefully monitored this secondary maturation, to craft a seamless balance between the sweet marsala casks and the richness of the mature Spade & Bushel single malt. Taste profile: This limited release has matured revealing bold, fruity flavours and a lingering finish. This fine whiskey combines the pleasant sweetness of mandarin and cranberry with the smooth flavours of vanilla, nutmeg and oak.

gin

  • Alan Clarke is well known around the West of Ireland and he had, as we’d say in Ireland, a ’notion’.  His ‘notion’ was to create a gin brand from and of the West but he lacked one thing…….a distillery. He met our commercial director, Killian, sold him on the idea and within a few months he had an incredible liquid created by our team in conjunction with our great friend and international liquid legend, Julia Nourney.
    Kookie is a small batch handcrafted Irish Gin distilled in Co.Mayo on the banks of the River Moy. We took a rich bouquet of base botanicals and infused them with Bergamot and fragrant Rose Petals, giving our gin distinct notes of Earl Grey Tea. Kookie is also an inquisitive Springer Spaniel and the inspiration for this gin. On long walks together in the pine covered mountains and along the shores of The Wild Atlantic Coast, Alan dreamt of ways to present the Best of the West’s fragrances and flavours in a bottle. The Connacht Distillery is proud to have worked with Alan to create this tremendous product at our home of award-winning spirits.
  • conncullin irish gin is a small batch pot distilled gin, handcrafted at the connacht distillery in ballina. co. mayo. the inspiration for the name conncullin comes from the two mayo lakes lough conn & lough cullin, where the distillery’s water source originates. the beautiful bottle design is also inspired by the clear water of the lakes. a smooth and mellow gin, conncullin is ideal for savouring on the rocks, and also lends itself perfectly to being paired with an artisanal tonic. try garnishing with a wedge of grapefruit for a refreshing change of pace taste profile: conncullin irish gin is made from a variety of carefully selected botanicals including elderberry flower and hawthorn berry. we infuse all of our botanicals in the pot still which allows the release and capture of each essence, providing a unique level of depth and complexity. conncullin is a big and bold gin, bursting with flavour; wild fruits, juniper and citrus peel with subtle spice. suggested serve: a smooth and mellow gin, conncullian is ideal for savouring on the rocks, and also lends itself perfectly to being paired with an artisanal tonic. try garnishing with a wedge of grapefruit for a refreshing change of pace.
  • Our award winning Conncullin Irish Gin – but with a twist! Previous editions of our cask aged gin have been rested in toasted French oak casks. This time, the distilling team thought it would be interesting to try resting it in some casks which previously contained port. Port is a fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of Northern Portugal. It is, generally, a sweet red wine (frequently served with dessert or cheese) but it may also come in dry, semi-dry or white varieties. This 2022 limited edition of just 2,100 bottles is a rare treat. Juniper forward with a light floral note, the elderberry flower and hawthorn berry botanicals of Conncullin are beautifully complemented by a hint of sweetness from the Port cask in the form of white grapes and honey on the finish. Danika, our resident tour guide & mixologist, has created a tempting cocktail for you to create at home (details below) but this gin is also just as good on the rocks, sipped with friends.

poitin and vodka

  • The name “Straw Boys” celebrates the traditions of family, friends, and neighbours inherent in the history of Ireland’s spirit distilling. Crashing parties, particularly weddings, is a long-standing tradition, and in the west of Ireland wedding crashers were known as “straw boys.” Straw boys would obscure their faces with large conical hats made of straw, pop into the reception, dance with the bride and groom, have a quick drink, and then be on their way. The appearance of straw boys at a wedding was a sign of good luck for the couple. It is with this same rambunctious joy we present Straw Boys Irish Vodka. To outsiders, the humble potato is often synonymous with Ireland, so using them to make Irish vodka makes sense. However, Connacht Distillery is located in western Ireland where potato farming is not particularly prevalent, so we opted to use wheat as the base of our vodka. It is batch distilled in copper pot stills and hand bottled at our distillery. Taste profile: Straw Boys Irish Vodka has a rich mouthfeel that is luscious, silky and semi-sweet. Deliciously smooth with a hint of pepper and a lingering sweetness.
  • The name “Straw Boys” celebrates the traditions of family, friends, and neighbours inherent in the history of Ireland’s spirit distilling. Crashing parties, particularly weddings, is a long-standing tradition, and in the west of Ireland wedding crashers were known as “straw boys.” Straw boys would obscure their faces with large conical hats made of straw, pop into the reception, dance with the bride and groom, have a quick drink, and then be on their way. The appearance of straw boys at a wedding was a sign of good luck for the couple. It is with this same rambunctious joy we present Straw Boys Poitín. Poitín, pronounced "put’cheen," is unaged white whiskey that has been distilled illicitly in the Irish countryside for decades. We craft our poitín at the Connacht Distillery in beautiful copper pot stills and use a traditional malted barley base for the mash. Although the alcohol content of poitín is often very high, often 60% - 90%, ours is more restrained at 45%. Taste profile: Aromas of gravel, bamboo, tap water and birch beer, with a soft, crisp, bone-dry light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long orange peels, anise, white tea and menthol finish (Beverage Tasting Institute, 94 point rating, 2017) Light and sweet with a soft finish, Straw Boys Poitin makes the perfect base for a delicious cocktail.

the process behind the product

The Connacht Distillery sits on the banks of the beautiful River Moy where the river widens into the Moy Estuary in Ballina, County Mayo. Here we distill and barrel-age our spirits in a rural, coastal environment unique to the West of Ireland.

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