Established in 2015 on Carrick Road in Dundalk, The Great Northern Distillery is one of two distilleries on the site as well as a sister distillery that boasts three large copper pots.
The distillery’s location on the old Harp Brewery site makes it an ideal candidate to be used for whiskey production. The site boasts a three copper pot still operation, an ode to traditional Irish distillation methods.
It is privately owned by Jim Finn and David Hynes, members of the extended Teeling family who bought it off the well-known Diego company. The Great Northern Distillery along with its sister distillery can produce an impressive 16million litres of whiskey per year.
The Great Northern Distillery is the first distillery to be opened in almost a century in Ireland and has gone from strength to strength since it became operational in 2015.
The Great Northern Distillery’s single malts are made in a very traditional manner with no modern technology involved and are typically aged in American white oak bourbon casks.