Echlinville Distillery unveils multi million pound stillhouse and visitor experience

Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland has completed its
state-of-the-art distillery.

The stillhouse is the jewel-in-the-crown of Echlinville's innovativefacilities, which include an extensive maturation hall, bottling
and storage facilities, and an impressive function room - all
nestled within the grounds of the historic Echlinville Estate, basedat Kircubbin in county Down in the picturesque Ards Peninsula.

From today, Echlinville is also opening its doors to the public withthe launch of visitor tours, which will offer a unique insight into the workings of Northern Ireland's newest distillery.

Shane Braniff, who founded Echlinville Distillery in 2012, says:
"We are delighted to officially open the doors of our new stillhouseand unveil the state-of-the-art facilities that will put
Echlinville on the map as the home of the finest quality Irish
whiskey.

"Our impressive new building houses some of the finest distilling
technology on the island of Ireland. The stillhouse has been
designed to showcase the beauty of the purpose-built copper pot
stills and the craftsmanship of the equipment, whilst maximising
the view of the surrounding countryside and the land on which we
grow the grain barley used to make our whiskeys.

"Traceability and provenance is at the heart of our production process, with every drop of spirit produced here originating from crops
grown and floor malted on our own estate. We are proud to be able tooffer visitors a unique insight into our 'field to glass' approach
during our newly launched distillery tours.

"Today marks the beginning of a new era for Echlinville Distillery and for tourism and employment in the Ards Peninsula. The stillhouse boasts an impressive function room - a unique entertainment venue
right at the heart of a working distillery. And with plans in place to develop a Visitors' Centre, whiskey museum and restaurant on the site, we look forward to further enhancing the Echlinville visitor
experience."

The new facility has secured Echlinville's place as Northern
Ireland's second biggest spirits producer, with the capacity to
produce around 15,000 bottles of the highest quality whiskey, gin,
vodka and poit?n every week.

Echlinville Distillery, became the first licensed whiskey distilleryin Northern Ireland in over 125 years when it received its license to distil in 2013. Alongside its own Echlinville single pot still and single malt whiskies, Echlinville also plan to launch a
super-premium Irish Potato vodka and a single estate gin.

The distillery resurrected the legendary Dunville's Irish Whiskey
brand, with its Dunville's PX 10 year old Single Malt winning
successive Gold medals at The World Whiskies Awards for best Irish
Single Malt 12 years and under, first winning the award in 2015 and successfully retaining the award at the St Patricks day event in
London last month. With further Dunville's releases coming soon,
Echlinville are quietly building an impressive portfolio of premium spirits which also includes the critically acclaimed Jawbox gin and the award winning B?n Poit?n.

The Echlinville team is carefully crafting new single malt and Irishpot still whiskies, which will come of age this year. Mr Braniff
adds: "Echlinville's 'Patron's Promise' private reserve offer gives enthusiasts the unique opportunity to be among the first to own a
cask of our finest whiskey - with the promise that each customer's
whiskey will be matured and finished exactly to their own specific
taste.

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