Good news for Donegal as the first distillery in 174 years is to be constructed on the slopes of the Sliabh Liag sea cliffs.

The Sliabh Liag Distillery will be operated by James Doherty, whose mother is a native of Kilcar, and Carrick woman Margaret Cunningham and the company has launched its first brand, ‘The Silkie’, a blended Irish whiskey.

The distillery, which has been costed at between €4m and €8million, will lead to the creation of in excess of 20 jobs at full production.

Mr Doherty is a former Managing Director of International Marketing for Tullamore Dew and William Grant and Sons, Glenfiddich.

Read the full story on our sister site Donegal News – Donegal gets first distillery in 174 years

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