Nestled in the Mourne Mountains, along an old country road that was once a brandy smuggling route, you’ll find Ireland’s smallest distillery. Built in a renovated old cowshed, the Killowen Distillery in County Down was started by architect-turned-distiller Brendan Carty in 2017. Today, he runs the business with just four employees, himself included.
This is our first episode profiling an Irish distiller, and we couldn’t be happier to be speaking with Brendan Carty about the magic of Killowen Distillery and his unique vision for the future of craft spirits. Join us as we discuss the history of Irish whiskey, the reinvention of poitín, and how one small but mighty distillery is making its mark in the crowded world of corporate-owned spirits.
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