Sliabh Liag Distillers hits €1.5m funding target

Irish spirits producer Sliabh Liag Distillers has surpassed its €1.5 million (US$1.7m) fundraising target in less than two weeks. In July 2020, the company said it aimed to raise €1.5m through a Crowdcube campaign to help build its new distillery in County Donegal. The fundraising drive, which opened on Wednesday 26 August, has raised £1,588,885 (US$2m) from 830 investors to date. Of the current investment, three existing stakeholders and former Sab Miller executives have pledged…

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Sliabh Liag launches Rioja cask-aged gin

Irish producer Sliabh Liag Distillers has expanded it spirits portfolio with the launch of a navy strength gin that has been finished in Rioja wine casks. Santa Ana Armada Strength Gin has been named after an Andalusian ship, La Duquesa Santa Ana, which was lost in Philip II’s ill-fated Spanish Armada conquest to invade England in 1588. The gin has been made with botanicals including juniper berries from Macedonia, coriander from Bulgaria, angelica root from…

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Sliabh Liag submits plans for €6m whiskey distillery

Ireland’s Sliabh Liag Distillers has submitted a planning application to build a new €6 million (US$6.7m) distillery and visitor centre in Donegal, which would bring Irish whiskey production back to the county for the first time in 177 years. Sliabh Liag, which produces An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, submitted the application to Donegal County Council today (4 April). Subject to approval, the construction of the distillery in Ardara is…

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