blackwater distillery

Unit 3 Cappoquin Enterprise Park, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford


Tours: By Appointment

Phone: +353 (0) 58 52621


The Story

In 2015 Waterford’s newest micro-distillery opened in West Waterford on the banks of the river Blackwater.  Here, the love and attention of a group of work colleagues gained a new focus and Blackwater No 5 Gin was made, and made again, with a few special varieties thrown in along the way!

The inspiration for Blackwater No.5’s botanicals came from the 19th century archives of White’s of Waterford, who were the country’s largest importers of spices, they also ran a ship yard and their vessels criss-crossed the globe importing tea from China and botanicals from the impossibly romantic ‘Spice Islands’.

This enterprising group led by Peter Mulryan have planned new challenges and will open their beautifully renovated building the Hardware Store in the village of Ballyduff in the far west of Co. Waterford in 2018.  Here they plan to distill Irish whiskey as well as their existing white spirits.
And here too visitors will be welcome to visit and view this work in progress, and perhaps taste some along the way!

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Bus Bia bus tour meet the makers in Waterford

Bus Bia – visit the Waterford makers

September 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Meagher Quay, Meaghar Quay
Waterford, Waterford Ireland
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Hop on a bus and visit some of the food and drink makers of Waterford.  This food trail will bring you to meet the people who make so many things from beer to gin, blaas and breads, cheese or ice cream, there's a whole host of makers right here in Waterford. Take the opportunity to hop on a bus, either in Waterford city or Dungarvan town.  Each Wednesday the bus will bring you to 3 of our makers here in…

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Waterford Harvest Festival

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Apple Market, 6 John Street,
Waterford, Waterford X91 NT78 Ireland
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Eleven years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to shine the spotlight on the people who make good food great! From the humble blaa to the food from our fields, mountains and waters there’s something for every taste at the Waterford Harvest Festival. A staple on the nation’s culinary calendar, Waterford Harvest Festival, will fill the streets of Ireland’s oldest city with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city…

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