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The Echlinville Distillery

62 Gransha Road | Echlinville House, Newtownards BT22 1AJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4273 8597
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Informative Tour by Chief Distiller

We were greeted by happy cheery staff (and dogs) and given coffee, cake and tray bakes on arrival... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Daff2609
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Killyleagh
Great visit

Great visit, starting with tea and scones. Norma our guide and Linda were perfect hosts. Answering... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Pm480
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Field-to-glass distillery crafting award winning spirits in the heart of County Down, Northern Ireland. Home to Dunville's Irish Whiskey, Echlinville Single Estate Irish Pot Still Gin, Jawbox Gin and Bán Poitín.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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62 Gransha Road | Echlinville House, Newtownards BT22 1AJ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4273 8597
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were greeted by happy cheery staff (and dogs) and given coffee, cake and tray bakes on arrival which was very unexpected but delicious! The tour was taken by Dave who is the master distiller on site and his talk was both informative and witty...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Great visit, starting with tea and scones. Norma our guide and Linda were perfect hosts. Answering questions and showing us the distillery Beautiful setting. Generous tasting after the tour (and there are alternatives for the designated drivers). Highly recommend.

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Anne-Marie C, Public Relations Manager at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable tour to see how the gin is made and where the whisky is stored great tea and cakes! They is still a lot of undeveloped projects and not everything is open yet! The gin samples at the end were fabulous it makes you buy...More

Thank Alex M
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Suzanne M, Marketing at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Alex, Many thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed the insight into how our gin and whiskey is made and our tea and cakes. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with our gift shop pricing. We aim to price...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Although we went on a Bank Holiday, so there was no-one actually working in the distillery area, it was still a great experience. The staff are so warm and welcoming and we started with tea/coffee/herbal tea, scones with jam and cream and delicious shortbread. We...More

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Suzanne M, Marketing at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Many thanks for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Been looking to visit for a year now but worth the wait. Staff were all very friendly and more or less gave everyone a personal greeting from the car. Was raining on the day and they loaned everyone an umbrella to walk from reception to...More

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Suzanne M, Marketing at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our tours, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience at the Echlinville Distillery. We appreciate all feedback and are constantly working to enhance the visitor experience. We would love the opportunity to gain further insight into...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day at The Echlinville Distillery. We were brought to our table and presented with Jawbox and ginger in the ceramic Jawbox mug along with a bowl of honeycomb. There was also a little plate of divine chocolate truffles laced with whiskey. We...More

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Suzanne M, Marketing at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Many thanks for your review Sarah, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The tour is fantastic as you can see every step of making whiskey (as well as they produce great gin and Wodka). Very sympatic guides and high quality products. Nice tasting after the tour. We came especially from Belfast and took a taxi (one way...More

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Suzanne M, Marketing at The Echlinville Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

What a great review, thanks for taking the time to review your visit! We are delighted you enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon tea with friends. The tour of the distillery was great... very informative and it made me feel proud that such an amazing product comes from NI. The family run business shows how it’s done with excellent service, very friendly team...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Spectacular!!!! From the moment we arrived and were greeted by a staff member, everything was festive and fun. The pianist playing festive songs set the mood for the day and there began the great hospitality. On arrival we were given a large tumbler of a...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went as part of a group tour on a Saturday. The place has absolutely NO signposting as far as i could see (coming from Newtownards) , so get your satnav on! There is an old original house and some outbuildings (not for the public -yet),...More

2  Thank thepointmisser
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The ticket price is £15 which covers pre tour refreshments tour and sampling They are only open for tours on Saturdays I believe, but this link will provide more info and contact info.
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