Strawhill Estate Spirits Co Ltd

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Strawhill Estate Spirits Co Ltd
a little bit of history...

ABOUT US

Nestled in the rolling hills of Co Down, our distillery sits within the historic Strawhill Estate on the banks of the River Lagan.

We looked to the past for inspiration for our spirits, honouring the craftsmanship that existed in the village of Donaghcloney in years gone by. In the heyday of the Linen industry, the village was home to the famous William Liddell & Co Ltd Linen Mill.

The mill was once the largest Irish Linen Jacquard Weaving Mill in Ireland, exporting its award-winning Gold Medal Linens to all four corners of the World and included customers such as The White Star Line and the ill-fated Titanic. The Estate boasted a direct family connection to the mill and the surrounding area during that time.

We aim to emulate the industrial prowess of the past; crafting our spirits with passion, diligence and ingenuity.

 

Skilfully crafted, timelessly perfected, premium spirits.

How we make our spirits...

Water

We draw our water for our spirits from deep within the sandstone bedrock, that stretches along the Lagan Valley. The River Lagan rises on Slieve Croob and during its course runs along the Estate, eventually running into the sea in Belfast. Our water is pure, crystal clear and has a perfect mineral content.

In the early 20th Century, Belfast had a thriving mineral water industry, producing tonic water, ginger ale and various seltzer waters, all the water used to produce these products, came from springs that sat within the same bedrock strata.

Botanicals

The botanicals used in our gin are sourced from various parts of the world: Juniper from Croatia, Cardamom from India, Orris Root from Morocco, Rose from Pakistan and Lavender from France are amongst the 12 botanicals that make up our recipe for our signature gin.

Spirit

We use a premium quality wheat based spirit to make our gin, currently like many other micro-distilleries we source this from a larger distillery, this guarantees consistency of quality and continuity of supply. As our business grows and our portfolio of products increase, we plan to make our own spirit for particular products.

THE STILL

We named our still Brünhild, a paramount figure of Germanic legend. Fearless in her approach and Powerful in her actions, we like to think of our still possessing these same qualities as it produces our spirits.

The still is a German crafted 230L Copper Pot Still, handmade in Bavaria to our own specification. It features 2 bubble plates for spirit enrichment and an ‘aRomat’, which is a special piece of engineering which ensures that only the purest and finest spirit is produced.

 

CONTACT US

Email: info@strawhillestate.com
Mobile: +44 (0) 7711626770

Strawhill Estate Spirits Co Ltd

The Stableyard
2 Hall Road
Donaghcloney
Co Down
N. Ireland
BT66 7LJ