Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way in Dingle, County Kerry; Dingle Distillery is not in the business of creating megabrands, nor do they distil for anyone else. Their scale is modest, with quality over quantity at the forefront of their thoughts. Dingle’s approach to what they make is essentially artisan, rekindling the tradition of independent distilling in Ireland. Two hundred years ago, Ireland had over a hundred officially recognized distilleries; by the turn of this century there were only two.
When the first spirit trickled from the stills in November 2012 it represented a milestone in the history of distilling in Ireland. Now, Dingle Whiskey continually matures in the mild, moist climate of Ireland’s south-west coast. Using three distinctive, hand-crafted copper pot stills, Dingle creates the ultimate Irish Whiskey. The copper pot stills’ distinctive design, incorporating a boil ball, encourages reflux and has much to do with the remarkable smoothness and purity of the spirit. To achieve the desired effect on their award-winning Gin and Vodka, they use a small, swan neck pot still.
Dingle appears to be at the forefront of a minor revolution in that the distillery is the first of what appears to be artisan distilleries throughout the island of Ireland. The future of the Irish Whiskey industry looks bright and Vice Imports is proud to represent Dingle’s Whiskey, Gin and Vodka here in Canada.