The Boatyard Distillery Ltd

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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.

In August 2018, the distillery launched the first 'seed to sip' wheat vodka in Ireland, made using organic Irish wheat from co. Kildare. The vodka has already won a gold award at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018 within the first week of launch.

Boatyard Double Gin

Old Tom Gin

Boatyard Vodka

Boat Sloe Gin

Micro Distillery Tour

Dublin International Airport Duty Free
Celtic Whisky shop, Dublin
Speciality Drinks, London
The Whisky Exchange, London
Harrods, London
Waitrose in-store & online
Savoy Hotel American Bar, London
Sprit and Co, Denmark
Abraham's, Malta & Gozo

Awards held

  • International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2021: Silver and Bronze for Double Gin. Silver for Irish Wheat Vodka and Bronze for Old Tom Double Gin and for Sloe Boat Gin
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2020: Silver for Boatyard Double Gin & Bronze for Winter Solstice Gin.

  • Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2021: Gold medal for Boatyard Vodka & Silver for Boatyard double distilled Gin.

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