Restoring the glory of Derry whiskey
During the 1800s, Derry was producing more whiskey than anywhere in the world. The city’s famous golden liquor was cause for local pride and international notoriety.
But the industry, like so many great industries, began to suffer at the turn of the century. By 1921 there were no distilleries left in the once thriving Derry. Whiskey production in the area was over… Until now.
The Quiet Man is bringing whiskey production back home with a brand-new state of the art whiskey distillery, opening right in the heart of the town at the old Ebrington Naval base. We are retro fitting four of the original buildings dating from 1841 with a fully working distillery. Visitors will be able to follow the production process from grain milling through to triple distillation in copper Pot Stills before taking the weight off their feet and sampling TQM in our walled whiskey garden.