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McAllister Distillers Owners Seek Permission To Develop New Distillery And Visitor Centre In Ahascragh, Co. Galway

Published on Aug 24 2020 10:41 AM in Drinks tagged: Trending Posts / McAllister Distillers

McAllister Distillers Owners Seek Permission To Develop New Distillery And Visitor Centre In Ahascragh, Co. Galway

Gareth and Michelle McAllister of McAllister Distillers have applied for planning permission to transform a disused mill in Ahascragh, Go. Galway, into a whiskey and gin distillery and visitor centre.

If approved, the proposed development will cost between €6 million and €8 million to create, and it could start producing gin and whiskey in 2022.

In addition to a distillery and visitor centre, the proposed development would also include rooms for hospitality events, a shop and a café.

"A Unique Story And A Unique Experience For The Consumer"

The Business Post quotes Gareth McAllister as saying, "We had been searching for a while out west for some place for this project and we found Ahascragh early last year and fell in love with the village. We're actually now planning to move to a house nearby from Portmarnock.

"We have a unique story and a unique experience for the consumer. We want to produce whiskey and gin that will put Ahascragh and Galway firmly on the Irish whiskey tourist trail, while introducing the products we make to a national and international clientele."

The proposed distillery and visitor centre facility has been designed by Scottish firm Organic Architects, which has transformed a number of old buildings into distilleries in Scotland.

© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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