Slane Distillery is a brand-new visitor centre & world class working Whiskey Distillery where Slane Irish Whiskey is produced. Located in Irelands Ancient East Slane Distillery is situated just 35 minutes from Dublin Airport, 1 hour from Dublin City Centre and 10 minutes from Newgrange. The Distillery is housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate. The new distillery pays homage to the resilient nature of our heritage and the surrounding lands that we call home. Allow our storytellers to immerse you into our wonderful world of whiskey. The fabrics of the Conyngham family tapestry are carefully woven through an interactive and immersive tour of our state of the art working distillery.
In the past, the Boyne Valley region was home to numerous distilleries. However, over the centuries, each one closed for various reasons including Independence & the trade wars with the United Kingdom that followed which was then followed by Prohibition in the United States during the 1920’s which essentially wiped out exports of Irish Whiskey into the American market.
Today Irish Whiskey is going through a renaissance and is one of the most popular spirit drinks in the world. Slane Distillery and Slane Irish Whiskey were born out of a partnership between the Conyngham family (owners of Slane Castle) and the US-based Kentucky whiskey distillers, Brown-Forman who own Jack Daniels & Woodford Reserve.
Visitors to Slane Distillery experience this whiskey’s story within the surroundings of a modern, world-class working Irish Whiskey distillery. Visitors will journey through the heritage room, barly room, mash house, brew house, and then onto the 3 stunning copper pot stills before continuing onto cooperage & the maturation warehouse. Finally, visitors will Finish the tour in the best fashion possible, with a taste of our signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey.
Following the tour, visitors will have time to visit our state of the art gift shop where you can purchase anything from a Slane Irish Whiskey T-Shirt to a fill your own bottle of Slane Irish Whiskey. Visitors can fill their own bottle of Slane Irish Whiskey straight from the cask and put a personalised message on the bottle!
Visitors then have the option of enjoying a Cocktail or any of our wide range of beverages in the two beautiful bars located within the Distillery.
-The Whiskey Lounge is one of two bars in the distillery where guests can relax. Paying homage to the rock n roll heritage in Slane, you will see records adorning the walls from some of the iconic bands that have played here since 1981.
-The Stalls Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a whiskey in historical surroundings. We have restored the original stable stalls where the estate’s best horses would have once been groomed
Duration: 1 hour for a guided visit and unlimited time access to the distillery grounds and retail store afterwards
Slane Castle is a 1,500-acre estate that has hosted everyone from King George IV to more than a million music fans during the Slane Concert series. Experience our unique historical tour of this national icon and ancestral home to the Conyngham family since 1703. Steeped in heritage, our tour explores the family’s colourful past, the castle’s intriguing architectural history and how it became the original and internationally recognised home of rock & roll in Ireland. Join us to relive these compelling stories while walking the historic grounds