Sliabh Liag Distillers to make planning application for new distillery project in Ardara

Whiskey distilling may soon be starting again in Donegal for the first time in 177 years.

Sliabh Liag Distillers, producers of An Dulaman Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, has acquired the Show Field in Ardara and will be submitted a planning application to Donegal County Council this week.

It’s envisaged the new €6m distillery will employ at least 40 people.

As well as producing whiskey, the company’s An Dulaman gin still will be moved from Carrick to Ardara.

A visitor centre is also planned, which will contain a museum, exhibition space, tasting bar and shop, creating yet another attraction on the Wild Atlantic Way.

James Doherty, managing director of Sliabh Liag Distillers, has been telling Ocean FM News what’s planned: