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The Echlinville Distillery

62 Gransha Road, Kircubbin, County Down, BT22 1AJ
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You’ll find Echlinville Distillery in the drumlin country of the Ards Peninsula. Up here, in the north east corner of the Island, the uniquely temperate micro-climate plays an important role in the making of our spirits. Echlinville is a very rare thing indeed: a field to-glass distillery. That temperate climate, along with rich soil and salty air makes this one of the finest grain-growing regions in Northern Ireland.

Where better, then, to grow the barley we distil for our new-make spirits? Harvested from our own farm on the Echlinville Estate, it’s floor-malted on our distillery farm - exactly the way it would have been hundreds of years ago.

You’ll arrive at the historic Echlinville Estate and be greeted by our friendly tour guides. Then, you’ll trace the journey of our spirits all the way from ground to glass. Hear all about our commitment to local provenance. Discover how we sow, harvest and floor-malt all our own barley. View our beautiful copper stills and breathe in the earthy aromas of our whiskey maturation warehouse.

Then, after you’ve discovered how we capture the flavour, colour and mouthfeel of our spirits, it’s time to enjoy them. So relax with a glass or two in our bar. Whiskey, gin or poitín – the choice is yours!

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  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite - Wednesday 11-4pm Thursday 11-4pm Friday 11-4pm Saturday 10-4pm

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Gift vouchers
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required - For tours only, coffee shop & walk open to the public
  • Self guided walks/cycle rides - Walking trails on site
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor activities - Walking trails

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Unique venue

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£23.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Driveway into EchlinvilleDistiller's Rest Café, KircubbinEnjoy tea, coffee, sweet treats and walking trails at The Distiller's Rest Café on The Echlinville Distillery Estate. Everyone Welcome.


Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Echlinville DistillerThe Echlinville Distillery Tour & Tipple - KircubbinExperience Excellence with a tour and tasting at The Echlinville Distillery, home of some of Ireland's best known whiskeys, gins and poitín.
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Saturday, 6th July 2024 - Saturday, 6th July 2024

Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

Irish Spirits & Irish Cheese - Meet the Makers at The Echlinville DistilleryExperience Excellence with a tour and tasting at The Echlinville Distillery alongside some of Ireland's finest Cheese from our friends at Indie Fude
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

An image of two pints and a burgerBurgers, Beer & Spirits at The Echlinville DistilleryEnjoy a guided tour of Echlinville Distillery and an afternoon of the finest local food and drinks with gourmet burgers by Ballyboley Dexters, craft beer by Modest Beer and our premium whiskeys and gins 
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Opening Times

* Tours of the Distillery: Dates & times available online, prebooking essential
Private tours can be arranged on other dates, contact directly to arrange

Distiller's Rest Coffee Shop:
Wednesday to Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Distillery Gift Shop:
Monday - Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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