Blackwater Distillery, maker of Blackwater No 5 Gin, has received planning permission to build a micro-distillery with visitor facilities in Ballyduff, Co Waterford, with renovations to start in July.
The new 6,000 square foot distillery, which has an opening date of early 2018, will have a bespoke labelling line; three stills; a brew house; an automatic bottling line; cafe; and a tasting room.
Blackwater Distillery has won awards such as Best Irish Gin at the Irish Whiskey Awards 2016, Best Emerging Business by Waterford Chamber 2017 and was runner up at The Irish Times AIB Start-up Academy 2016.
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Its products include a Wexford strawberry gin comprising of thirteen botanicals, Boyle's gin which uses blackcurrants, apples and elderflower, and a Hedgerow gin that uses sloes, damsons, crab apples and blackberries.