Cheers! Sliabh Liag Distillers fill first cask with new whiskey

Whiskey is now being distilled legally again in County Donegal for the first time in almost 200 years.

It’s after Sliabh Liag Distillers filled a double-distilled spirit made from Irish peated malt into a first-fill bourbon oak cask.

The small-batch production at the distiller’s Carrick facility will help the company’s founders and distillers, James and Moira DOherty, undertake valuable research and development while the business’s new whiskey distillery at Ardara is under construction.

James Doherty has been telling Ocean FM News about the new whiskey.

Sliabh Liag Distillers have also launched a crowd-funding effort to raise €1.5m of capital for its new distillery.