THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT
Clonakilty Distillery founders, the Scully family, have farmed by this coastal land for eight successive generations. A commitment to both heritage and innovation has led us to revive ancient malting barley varieties. Privileged to be guardians of these scarce grains, we will patiently nurture them to create a range of whiskies that honors this unique inheritance.
Our fields at the base of Galley Head Lighthouse are the perfect environment to nurture and grow the finest of crops. Centuries of sea mist, soft rain and ocean spray provide a complexity to the soil that permeates right through to each individual grain.
Our Atlantic Ocean warehouse is ideal for maturing the finest of whiskies. Pure clean air, transported across thousands of miles of the Atlantic, provides a freshness unspoilt by human intervention. It is ever-changing – from wild Atlantic storms, to tranquil sea mist and soft rain. In this micro-climate, a whiskey will only rest for a short while before interacting with the wood and the angels to develop a unique and distinct maritime character.
The water we use to cut our spirit is drawn deep from within the untouched rock formations by our ocean cliffs, naturally filtered through layers of Sandstone and Baryte. Cold unadulterated freshness, generously gifted by Mother Nature herself. This pure and special water source enhances the quality and flavour of every single drop.