Poitín Herring & Uilleann Pipes  

29 Kilfeaghan Rd, Killowen, Newry BT34 3AW

Image | Our host and chef with a pan of fish


90 minutes


Set dates


29 Kilfeaghan Rd, Killowen, Newry BT34 3AW


£45 per person

Group size

Min. 8 Max. 25

To book contact: www.killowendistillery.com

+44 (0)7727 747949 [email protected]


Located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, Killowen Distillery has a cult following that describe it as a ‘true distillery.’ Seated at the slopes of Knock Shee (the Fairy Mountain), the path to the distillery is the path smugglers took during the Napoleonic Wars to bring French brandy into the North of Ireland and until recently was a perfect hideout for local poitín makers (moonshiners).

Today you can experience the craftmanship behind this once illicit spirit making for yourself with an intimate ‘meet the maker’ tour and tasting experience. Watch how local herring is cooked in the poitín whilst listening to the UNESCO inscribed Uilleann Pipes.

  • Guided Tour: certified distiller tour and explanation of process | use of local grains and botanicals
  • Spirits Tasting: contemporary spirits based on ancient tradition | Historical Mash Bills (recipes).
  • Partnership Experiences: celebrating ancient local traditions | from fishing to distillation.( local Herring )
  • Irish Distillation Truths: insights into the true culture and heritage of distillation in Ireland.
  • The Components of True Irish Whiskey: oats | wheat | rye | unmalted & malted | green malt.
  • Tasting Bar: sample the spirits in a comfortable setting | guided gin, whiskey and poitín tastings.
  • Live Music: the ancient townland has a wonderful music tradition | local live traditional music- UNESCO inscribed Uilleann Pipes.
  • Location: Surrounded by lush green countryside| 4 miles from the historical village of Rostrevor.

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