The Boatyard Distillery is an award-winning farm-to-bottle distillery located on the banks of Lough Erne in the northwest of Ireland. Using his background in spirits, founder Joe McGirr realised his dream to build the first legal distillery in Fermanagh in more than 130 years. Joe’s vision was inspired by his family’s rich farming history – from grandad Brian who was a ploughing contractor to father Michael who was a dairy and beef farmer, the McGirr family have been part of the fabric of Fermanagh for centuries.
An organic Irish vodka, made entirely from wheat grown by the best farmers in the country. The Boatyard Distillery employs what it calls a "seed-to-sip" ethos in its vodka production, meaning it can trace the wheat used in each bottle back to the farmer who harvested it – and even back to the field it which it was grown. After three rounds of distillation in a 500-litre still called Mr Fusion, the spirit is bottled unfiltered for maximum flavour. This produces a rich, creamy vodka with notes of black pepper, banana, orange zest and beeswax, leading to a vanilla finish. Try it in an Espresso Martini or mixed with soda water.