Achill Island County Mayo is the most westerly point in Europe. Its unique micro-climate provides the ideal conditions for making and maturing premium Irish Whiskey. The Wild Atlantic waves, sea air & moderate temperature combine to give a unique maturation climate exclusive to Achill Island.
THE BARLEY FIELD BAR
The highlight of the Achill Island Distillery Tour is the intimate whiskey tasting experience at the Barley Field Bar. Visitors are treated to a tasting of our 2 award winning IrishAmerican Whiskeys as well as our famous Mayo Mojito Cocktail!
Achill Island Distillery is one of Irelands only Irish-owned and family-operated distilleries.
Originally founded by John McKay, The Distillery is now operated by his 2 sons, Sean and Michael McKay, from County Mayo.
Daughters Kelly-Ann and Katie Mckay manage social media and marketing.
Marion McKay, Our mother keeps everything in check.
Our Water is sourced from Lough Corrymore - the highest mountain lake in Europe. Naturally filtered through quartz sandstone and amethyst crystal on its journey to our distillery in Bunnacurry. This natural filtration process results in a fresh mountain spring water which is ideal for distilling our premium Irish Whiskey.
Mick Gallagher, Ken Quinn, Sean McKay & Michael McKay are our highly trained distiller's, who all served their tutelage under world-renowned distiller Jack O Shea.