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Achill Island Distillery

Distillery Tours & Visitor Centre

Visit Ireland’s first island whiskey distillery. Achill Island Distillery is an Irish owned, family run whiskey distillery, right in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way on Achill Island, County Mayo.

Achill Island Distillery, Irelands first Island distillery is a family run whiskey business founded by John McKay in 2015.

It is the home Achill Island Whiskey & IrishAmerican Whiskey. The distillery was built with visitors in mind, with a purpose built visitor platform bringing you right up to the copper pot stills, providing an up close and personal experience of the whiskey making process.

The expert guides will take you through the process, from barley to barrel. Guides will tell you about the different maturation techniques employed here as well as the island’s influence on the whiskeys. The highlight of the tour is the intimate whiskey tasting experience at the Barley Field Bar. Visitors can also grab some photos with the distillery’s famous 1939 Chevy pickup truck. The Distillery has a gift shop with many different whiskeys and styles to available to purchase.

Address & Contacts


Bunnacurry, Achill Island, Co. Mayo F28 AY75


53.97067775003, -9.9824951643558


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