The Boatyard Distillery founded by Joe McGirr, an experienced spirit distiller, in 2015, is the first in Fermanagh for 130 years, and overlooks picturesque Lough Erne in Northern Ireland’s Lakelands.
McGirr has held management posts within the distilling industry for over 15 years with Glenmorangie, Moet Hennessy and London Distillery Company before setting up The Boatyard.
The distillery’s first product, Boatyard Double Gin (ABV 46% and available in distinctive 70cl bottles) is made with spirit from organically grown wheat. The botanicals include juniper, coriander, lemon, angelica, orris, liquorice, grains of paradise and a special botanical taken from the Fermanagh based family farm known as Sweet Gale.
In September 2017, the company launched a limited edition Old Tom Gin (46%ABV) aged in first–fill bourbon barrels from Kentucky and available in distinctive 70cl bottles .
The company has won listings in Dublin with the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin Airport Duty Free and Speciality Drinks in London. The Boatyard also has a thriving on–trade business supplying its top–quality gin to an ever–increasing number of the UK’s finest hotels, Michelin–starred restaurants and world–famous style bars.
Boatyard Double Gin
Old Tom Gin
Micro Distillery Tour
Dublin International Airport Duty Free
Celtic Whisky shop, Dublin
Speciality Drinks, London
The Whisky Exchange, London
Savoy Hotel American Bar, London
Sprit and Co, Denmark
May 2018 Olive food magazine: Boatyard Double Gin named among the UK’s top 15 gins by the influential food magazine saying ... Boatyard “lives up to its classy label. The gin also has a hint of floral sweetness thanks to the sweet gale that’s foraged from Boatyard’s own farm in Fermanagh”
Spirits Business - Spirit Design Masters 2017: Design and packaging award for Old Tom Double Gin
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017: Silver award for Boatyard Double Distilled Gin & Bronze for distinctive packaging