Sliabh Liag Distillers: Tours
Come and visit Donegal's only working Gin Distillery! At one time Donegal was thought to have more illicit stills than the rest of the island combined and we at Sliabh Liag Distillers have set out to reclaim this rich distilling heritage. An Ddarrian Irish Maritime Gin Distillery is the first legitimate distillery in Donegal for over 175 years. At its heart is a 500-litre hand-hammered copper still, lovingly called Meabh (she who intoxicates). The multi-award winning An DOlaman Irish Maritime Gin is distilled and bottled on site in tiny batches. Described as a love letter to the Donegal coast, An Dblaman is distilled using eleven botanicals, five of which are locally harvested varieties of seaweed, capturing what we call Draiocht na Farraige (the magic of the sea). The distillery is also home to Assaranca Vodka, infused with rowan berries and locally foraged gorse flowers, the vodka is an ode to the calm of the Donegal hills. The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, inspired by the legends of the Donegal coast, is a blend of the finest sourced Irish whiskeys, bottled and labelled at the distillery. We invite you to join us on our journey, learn about the rich distilling heritage of Donegal, the process and inspiration behind our unique spirits and the tales and legends of the wild Donegal Gaeltacht.
Listen to James Doherty, Founder, Managing Director at Sliabh Liag Distillers
We have set out to reclaim the once proud (if somewhat illicit) distilling heritage of Donegal and relate the history, stories and culture of the area through our Irish Maritime Gin, An Dúlamán.
Sliabh Liag Distillers’ An Dúlamán Gin Tour shows off the artisanal gin distillery set in the shadow of Sliabh Liag and on the outskirts of Carrick, the gateway village to Slaibh Liag.
The tour is guided by one of the team who produce the An Dúlamán Gin and tells the story of the development of the unique process and ingredients involved and how traditional knowledge has been brought to bear to make our super premium Irish Maritime Gin. The tour is completed with a tasting.
HOW TO GET THERE:
We are just outside the village of Carrick as you approach Sliabh Liag. Coming from Killybegs, take the left turn before entering Carrick Village, taking the coast road. We are the third building on the right.
Coming from Glencolmcille, drive through Carrick and take the right turn after the bridge, we are the third building on the right. Line Road, Carrick, Co Donegal, Ireland, F94 X9DX
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Adults: €10 Groups*: €8pp U18: FREE
* Group size must be above 8.
* The distillery is quite small and we can only accommodate up to 12 people at a time.