Echlinville Distillery

Echlinville Distillery

Echlinville Distillery

Established in 2012, Echlinville Distillery was the dream of local man, Shane Braniff, and in 2013 it became Northern Ireland's first licenced distillery in over 125 years. Since then, his hard work has paid off as the distillery and brands are now firmly established in the whiskey industry, winning gold at the World Whiskey Awards and the Irish Whiskey Awards.

The new ultra-modern state of the art distillery, set in the magnificent grounds of the Echlinville Estate on the picturesque Ards peninsula, has rich soil, saline air and a temperate climate that contributes to producing the finest Irish Malt and Pot Still whiskeys.

Unusually the barley, used for each base spirit, is grown in the estate’s surrounding fields and floor malted in house (most other distilleries buy in their already-malted barley).

There are four brands produced by the distillery: the historic Dunville’s, the extremely popular Jawbox Gin, the self-titled Echlinville Gin and the modern and quirky FECKiN range - the brainchild of the founder Shane Braniff. Read more about these brands here.

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  • Feckin Spiced Irish Whiskey

    A great Feckin spiced whiskey from Ireland. This is the first ever spiced Irish whiskey, made with a selection of the finest spices and smooth vanilla which makes for a unique drinking experience. Very good indeed - particularly in a Feckin Irish coffee, but it is also great served with cola or ginger ale.

    World's Best Whisky Awards 2016 - Best Irish Flavoured Whisky

    "Cinnamon and honey on the nose - strong Christmas spices and a powerful chemical astringency. Festive booze and fermented apples comprise the palate with a sweet, lingering finish."

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  • Feckin Irish Whiskey - New

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    Feckin Irish Whiskey is the brainchild of entrepreneur, Shane Braniff, who hails from Portaferry, Co. Down, and whose family and ancestors have been involved in the drinks trade for decades. Shane’s passion for adventure and his constant quest to innovate have led him to conceive, develop and launch the most unique whiskey to ever hit the market.

    Perfectly balanced, this playful spirit has its own unique character and delivers a silky smooth, honeyed finish with gentle malty notes. It's won a number of prestigious whiskey-tasting accolades, and deservedly so. 

    This blend of the highest quality Irish whiskeys has newspaper style labelling with quirky stories on both the front and back of the tall rectangular shaped bottle. Eye catching and unconventional and totally encapsulating the 'craic'. The name is the only non serious part of this super smooth Irish whiskey that can be enjoyed as it comes, on the rocks or with a mixer.

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  • Feckin Irish Gin

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    The latest addition to the FECKiN range and long awaited by fans of this unique brand. FECKiN Gin is a gin with citrus and herbaceous notes from the nose through to the finish. Delicate candied lemon aromas begin the journey with juniper undertones and lemon sherbet. There’s an initial bitterness on the tongue as your taste buds switch from lemon and coriander and back again. The flavour develops to a delicate finish with tones of lemon butter cream.

    Perfect serve: With Fever Tree tonic water and a slice of lemon: transforming it into a sweet nettle tea.

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  • Feckin Irish Vodka

    Feckin Vodka, from the Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland, is a new vodka with a deliciously crisp and clean taste and a lengthy finish. Drink it with your favourite mixer or sip it on its own. 


    The Echlinville Distillery became Northern Ireland's first licenced distillery in over 125 years, distilling its first spirit in 2013. From then it's gone from strength to strength. Historically the production of whiskey has been its forte but more recently ventures in vodka and gin have begun.

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  • Feckin Irish Whiskey Gift Box

    Eye catching and unconventional and totally encapsulating the 'craic', FECKiN whisky is a super smooth dram that can be enjoyed as it comes, on the rocks or with a mixer. This high quality whiskey from Echlinville Distillery in Ireland, comes in a luxury leather-effect gift box finished with a gold bow.

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  • Feckin Irish Vodka Gift Box

    A bottle of the cleanest, crispest of vodka's from Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland, in a luxury red gift box and finished with a silver bow. Learn More
  • Jawbox Classic Dry Gin Belfast Cut

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    Celebrating The True Character of Belfast… There was a time when the front door was left unlocked. When the kitchen was the scullery. And in the tiny scullery stood the Belfast sink (aka the Jawbox as a lot of craic was heard around it). And it still is with this terrific Gin named after the Belfast Sink. Jawbox Gin is Ireland's first single estate Belfast Cut gin. A classic dry gin that is produced at the Echlinville Distillery in Kircubbin, Northern Ireland. Hand crafted under the watchful eye of the Jawbox founder Gerry White. Try Something different: Gin and Ginger Ale Jawbox are proud of what they have brought to the world, so they ask you to set aside the usual in favour of the unusual and raise a glass with Jawbox Gin and Ginger Ale. Thank you Belfast! Learn More
  • The Echlinville Irish Pot Still Gin

    From the Lecale Peninsula in Northern Ireland comes the country’s first premium single-estate pot still gin. Echlinville Distillery grow the barley used for the base spirit on the estate and it's malted on a farm close by. To give it a unique flavour they've chosen local botanicals, such as gorse bush petals and Strangford Lough seaweed. The result is a gin with the essence of the land and sea.

    If you prefer a gin cocktail then try it with elderflower tonic, a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint, as Echlinville suggest, or just sip it neat. There’s a hint of the homegrown barley on the nose along with fresh floral and citrus notes. While in the mouth the gin has anise and lavender flavours that make way for juniper and coriander notes. Sweetness carries on throughout, with a malt character and creamy mouth-feel seldom found in modern gins.

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  • Dunvilles Three Crowns Irish Whiskey

    Until recently the only place you could find a bottle of Three Crowns was at auction. Now, Echlinville distillery has revived this great whiskey to bring its flavour to a new generation. The original "Three Crowns" was introduced way back in 1830's and lasted around 100 years before being discontinued. Many bottles are still in circulation and the original style of the whiskey was similar to Dunville's "VR" with the "Three Crowns" using more sherry casks for the maturation.

    It's a blended whiskey made up with 4 year old grain, 10 year old malt and 15 year old malt finished in Oloroso casks. This heavenly selection makes an eminently drinkable dram with a sweet and smooth palate and a soft, lingering finish.

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  • Gindependant Gift Box

    Be gindependant with a bottle of Echlinville Gin and tasty cajun spiced chilli nuts. Pour in your favourite mixer, pop the nuts in the tapas bowl and you're ready for anything!

    Presented in a black box with white sizzle paper packing and finished with a silver bow.

    In the box: 1x Echlinville Gin (50cl), 1x Cajun Spiced Chilli Nuts (90g) and 1x Tapas Bowl.

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  • Dunvilles VR Single Malt 10 year old Irish Whiskey

    After the success of the very modern Feckin' Irish Whiskey brand, Northern Irishman Shane Braniff of Echlinville Distillery was inspired to draw on a little heritage, so he bought the rights to the famous old Dunville's brand.

    There are over 100 years of, sometimes turbulent, history in the family owned distillery (and tea importer). The VR 10-year-old has been their most popular whiskey, launched in 1837 and named after Queen Victoria, when she ascended the throne. Unfortunately, Dunville & Co. was liquidated in 1936 due, in part, to family tragedies and Prohibition in the USA.

    The 10-year-old is a very intriguing release, with plenty of orchard fruit, custard and old fashioned sweetie notes. It was crowned Best Irish Single Malt Under 12 Years at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and was honoured with this accolade again in the 2016 Awards.

    WORLD WHISKY AWARDS 2015 and 2016 - Winner of the Best Irish Single Malt in category '12 Years and Under'

    With a complexity seldom found in such a delicate Single Malt, this expression is worthy of its Royal Ancestral past, this legendary whiskey will once again take its rightful place amongst the premier whiskeys of the world. - 2015

    The nose is sweet and varied with cake spices, dried apple, poached clementines, vanilla and gentle, toasted oak. The palate is thick and spicy with sandalwood, musky spice, nutmeg and all-spice, vanilla and some citrus pith. Juicy and pleasant on the finish with some lingering wood. - 2016

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