Three good reasons to raise a glass to Ballykeefe

A UNIQUE collaboration between three local businesses marks the eagerly-awaited release of a new Kilkenny-produced whiskey.
Ballykeefe Distillery, Ireland’s first eco-friendly family farm distillery, has launched its first pot still Irish whiskey. The distillery, which was built in 2016 and began production in 2017, has released for sale 350 bottles at Cask Strength and 700 bottles at 46% Abv drawn from seven casks of the premier distillations.
It’s come about through a collaboration between Ballykeefe, Kilkenny Crystal and the Wine Centre. Each bottle has been hand-engraved by Kilkenny Crystal and mounted in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
The cask strength bottles come with a larger presentation box which includes two hand cut crystal glass tumblers, uniquely designed in partnership with Kilkenny Crystal. The Wine Centre has been chosen as the exclusive in-store and online retail partner for the limited release.
“I am delighted we are working with the team at Kilkenny Crystal,” said Morgan Ging, owner of Ballykeefe Distillery (pictured).
“Their exceptionally talented craftsmen are among a very few who are hand cutting crystal in Ireland. The Wine Centre in Kilkenny has been chosen as our sole retail partner, for this release, due to our longstanding relationship and their expert knowledge.”

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