Slane Distillery has celebrated a major milestone in filling its first barrel distilled in its state of the art facility located on the grounds of the historic Slane Castle in Co. Meath, Ireland. The inaugural cask contains new make malt whiskey using barley harvested on the Slane Castle Estate filled into a sherry hogshead.
Alex Conyngham, Slane Irish Whiskey Co-Founder, said, “This is a very special occasion for my family. We could not have accomplished this much in such a short space of time without the partnership, knowledge, and expertise of Brown-Forman, the talented production team at Slane Distillery and the support of the local community in Slane. I am honoured to play a part in bringing whiskey production back to the Boyne Valley.”
Slane Distillery has an annual production capacity of 600,000 cases. Slane Distillery is the first to be built by Brown-Forman outside of the United States. The adjoining visitor centre offers an interactive and immersive journey through the fabric of the Conyngham family tapestry and ancient art of whiskey making, including malting, fermentation and distillation.
Slane’s current expression is triple cask matured in virgin oak casks, seasoned whiskey casks and Oloroso sherry casks.