Whiskey distillers submit plans for next stage of Galway operation

Galway Daily news Approval sought for whiskey maturation warehouse for new distillery

Plans to bring an old whiskey brand in Galway back to life are continuing to progress, with plans before the council for a storage and maturation warehouse.

McAllister Distillers is seeking planning permission to build a whiskey maturation warehouse on a site at Knockglass outside of Ballinasloe, to work in partnership with their newly approved distillery.

McAllister Distillers was granted planning approval by the county council for the construction of a whiskey distillery in Ahascragh back in October.

That project will involve the restoration of the old Mill buildings in Ahascragh to house the distillery, along with a museum and tourist facilities.

At the time the developers stated that they did not intend to store the maturing whiskey on site due to a lack of space.

Construction of the warehouse will also involve building an access road connecting the greenfield site to the R348 road.

A decision is due from the county council on this planning application by January 8 of next year.

Founded by husband and wife Gareth and Michelle McAllister, McAllister Distillers expects to begin production of spirits here in Galway by mid-2022.