Connacht is a young distillery founded in 2015 in County Mayo on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Located in the small town of Ballina in the north-west of Ireland, it is the first distillery in the region to produce a single malt for 150 years!
Distillation began in 2016 with a simple philosophy centred on creating high-quality, elegant and accessible single malts. To this end, the distillery is equipped with three traditional copper stills known as “pot stills”.
Connacht Single Malt Batch #1 is the distillery’s very first creation. The single malt is double distilled in traditional stills (pot stills) and matured for four years in bourbon casks. The whiskey is then finished for six months in Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at the distillery at 47% ABV, Connacht Single Malt Batch #1 is a sophisticated introduction to a rich, fruity and elegant whiskey.