The most authentic of distilleries, Killowen Distillery is seated in the heart of the Mournes in County Down where horizons are framed by sweeping hills that slope gently into the sea. It is a place where old traditions and the finest natural resources have been blended to produce world class craft spirits.
Founded by distiller Brendan Carty, Killowen’s team brings together a rogues gallery of whiskey experts and enthusiasts, all driven by one thing; bringing back the character and tradition of real Irish whiskey.
Brendan is active and influential in the Irish distilling world, and is obsessed with the revival of forgotten styles of native distilling.
Killowen have selected two handmade artisan stills named Christoir (1000 litre) and Broc (800 litre). Both pot stills are flame fed and our condensers are worm tub. We believe the ancient still shape, size, flame heat and worm tub condensation help create a traditional spirit with a contemporary twist. It is our understanding that Killowen are the only Distillery to focus on purely worm tub condensers in Ireland.
Our historically inspired, time-consuming processes allow Killowen’s unique flavour profiles to echo the international whiskey of choice that where distinctively ‘Irish’. This will mean that the highly sought-after Irish product can rightfully be held in high esteem once again.