In late August, Sliabh Liag announced that they had received permission for the construction of a new distillery in Ardara, Donegal.
According to ,a href=’https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2019/08/sliabh-liag-gets-green-light-for-whiskey-distillery/’>The Spirit Business, construction will begin later this year, with distilling operations expected to commence in 2020.
The site will incorporate a visitor experience covering the history of Poitín and include a tasting bar and shop although there will be no cafe or restaurant, with visitors encouraged to make use of local businesses.
The facility will have the capacity to produce 400,000 litres of pure alcohol annually, which equates to around 1,700 filled casks, and more than 1.2 million bottles of whiskey when sold.
With additional good news for Donegal, the new distillery will create jobs for at least 40 people.