Local distillery adds vodka to its line up

Joe McGirr, owner of the Boatyard Distillery located outdside Enniskillen

ENNISKILLEN’S Boatyard Distillery has added ‘Seed to Sip’ vodka to their increasing portfolio.
Two years after setting up at Tully Bay on the shores of Lough Erne, owner Joe McGirr is reaping the rewards of his Double and Old Tom gins as he launched his new vodka on August 3rd.
The first working distillery in Enniskillen since 1887 recently secured a £100,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to increase production and fund working capital requirements.
Boatyard has secured overall investment of £335,000 from a range of companies.
The Vodka was launched on the Distillery’s Facebook page with a post saying: “Today (June 3rd) we launch Boatyard ‘Seed to Sip’ vodka. We are the only distillery in Ireland brewing, fermenting and distilling our spirit on site using Irish organic wheat. Each bottle is traceable back to the very field it comes from. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
Coa man Joe previously told the Herald that he and his team had been preparing to launch his first vodka product for over a year and says the Growth Loan Fund has enabled the local distillery to purchase two additional stills to increase productivity.
“We’ve been working on our vodka product for the past year and we’re excited to bring it to market. The wheat used in our vodka is harvested in Kildare and we can trace how it was grown by the farmer, right back to the field it was planted in. Our vodka’s unique selling point is that it isn’t filtered which helps preserve the taste and lock in the flavour,” he said.
The Boatyard is already in partnerships with Harrods, Marks & Spencer and Ireland’s three major airports which has given the brand international exposure amongst consumers.

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