Whiskey-lovers in Donegal to wait patiently for their first local drop in 2022

A new craft whiskey distillery is set to open just outside Carrick in south west Donegal in early 2019.

It’s after the plans for the Sliabh Liag distillery in Lower Carrick got the go ahead from An Bord Pleanala this month.

The appeals were overruled by the Bord which directed that Donegal County Council has adequate conditions in place to deal with concerns raised.

The project will be part funded by Failte Ireland with the balance of funding from the company themselves.

James Doherty the managing director of the project, whose mother comes from Kilcar and who now lives back in the same area says it’s a great boost for the local area.

He hopes they will create 40 jobs over the next couple of years.

But he warns whiskey lovers that due to the timeframe it takes for good whiskey to mature, the first drop will probably not be available until 2022!