Blackwater Distillery is a micro-distillery based on the banks of the Blackwater River in Co. Waterford.
We are unique in the Irish distilling industry, in that we distill and bottle all under one roof and we also only put our name on the products we ourselves have made. This puts us in complete control and means we have unrivalled product provenance and traceability.
Access to local SuperValu stores was central to our success. Early on, it allowed us to access customers and as we grew, the Food Academy ensured we learnt the back room skills that are essential when working in the food business.
We are trading for just 14 months and bringing employment to an area that doesn't have much industry. We are part of the community so locals were very proud when we won runners-up at the AIB Start-Up Academy 2016.