Ballykeefe Distillery is The Birthplace of Irish Whiskey. It is located among the beautiful Irish countryside of the medieval capital, Kilkenny City. At Ballykeefe Distillery they produce a range of super-premium spirits in an eco-friendly environment.
The first written account of distilling whiskey in Ireland comes from Kilkenny in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word “Whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase “uisce beatha” which means “water of life”.
Take the tour of Ballykeefe and discover the roots of Irish Whiskey. Tours are available from the months of April to October and can be booked through the website.