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Nestled among the rolling drumlins of the north east corner of Ireland, our farm distillery is at the forefront of Ireland’s spirits renaissance.

Local Area

The Echlinville Distillery is located on the Ards Peninsula in County Down near Ireland’s most easterly point.

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, Echlinville’s Distillery in Northern Ireland is surrounded by an internationally recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The rocky shoreline and rolling hills around our distillery are steeped in 9,000 years of history. Follow in the steps of St Patrick on a serene lough shore walk or take to the water to explore the hundreds of hidden islands that make Strangford Lough one of the world’s most stunning waterways. At the end of the day, relax and refuel with locally produced artisan food and drink and enjoy stunning views over the lough towards the Mourne Mountains.

Located one hour from Belfast and two hours from Dublin, The Echlinville Distillery is easily accessible from both of our island’s capitals.

Whether you a planning a day trip to Strangford Lough or taking the time to enjoy everything the area has to offer, no visit would be complete without a tour and tasting at our Irish whiskey and gin distillery. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Echlinville Distillery,
62 Gransha Rd, Kircubbin,
Newtownards BT22 1AJ

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Opening Hours

Office: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Shop: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm

Tours and events will resume during Spring 2022.

View of Strangford Lough from Portaferry, black and white photo

Visitor Experiences

Distillery Tours & Events

We offer a range of visitor experiences from our Tour & Tipple to gin tastings, whiskey tastings, and bespoke group events. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Ireland’s first farm distillery and discover the journey of our spirits from fields to glass.

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We are committed to making our visitor experiences as accessible to as many people as possible.

We have a moral obligation and legal duty to anticipate, and give due consideration to, the needs of all people and understand the challenges of access that disabled and less able people may face when visiting our distillery. We strive to make our distillery as accessible and inclusive as possible. We feel this will benefit every visitor, not only those with special or additional needs.

If you have any questions about accessibility when planning a visit to The Echlinville Distillery, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Keeping You Safe

The distillery is currently closed to visitors as we navigate the latest Government advice regarding Covid-19 and work on the next phase of our distillery’s development. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope to re-open in the near future in a manner that ensures the safety of our visitors and staff. If you have tour vouchers that have expired during our closure period, we would be happy to extend these. Please contact us for more information. Vouchers can also be redeemed against any product on our online shop.

Please check our website and social media platforms or join our mailing list for re-opening updates.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Echlinville again soon. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience.