What is your product?
We produce the St. Patrick’s Distillery range of Vodka, Gins and Whiskies.
How is it made?
We use traditional distillation methods for Whiskies, Vodka, Extra Dry, and Classic Gins. Our Elderflower and Sloe Gins are infused post distillation.
When and how did you first come up with the idea for the product?
Our market research started with Gluten Free spirits made from Potatoes. Whilst standard distillation removes gluten from Alcohol, many people express a preference for a 100% grain free option and as potatoes are totally gluten free, we believe this to be the perfect solution. In response to market demand, we now have a full selection of spirits including Whiskey.
Where do you source your ingredients?
Our procurement policy is to source as close to our Cork base as possible, subject to quality, availability and reasonable pricing. We currently outsource some elements of our production to other Irish Producers.
Does your product carry the guaranteed Irish label?
Not as yet.
Is your product packaged in Ireland and is it recycled/recyclable?
Yes, we bottle everything either in our own facility or our outsourced bottling contractor. Alcohol is naturally recycled by our bodies! (In moderation - drinkaware.ie) Packaging is Glass and Paper only.
Other than your own, what’s your favourite product?
Quality Tonic Water! The perfect accompaniment to our range of Gins.
What is your view on ‘organic’ produce?
Ethical and sustainable are more important in our view.
Many food producers are very passionate about their products – have you a message you would like to share with your customers?
We subscribe to the responsible promotion and use of Alcohol, and would suggest higher quality craft spirits, like our St. Patrick’s Distillery range. In moderation of course.
Is there salt and/or sugar in your products? If so, how much and why? What is the shelf-life of your product and how come?
We don’t add sugars of any kind, and believe that we have the lowest possible levels of sugars. Shelf life in infinite.
Where can people buy your food and find out more about it?
Our website lists many of our stockists, but as our route to market is via Distributors like Classic Drinks, Cremin and Radley, Celtic Whiskey Store and East Coast Beverages, we would not be aware of all stockists. We are also available in Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports. Whatever your alcohol drink preference is whether it be Whiskey, Vodka or Gin please ask for St. Patrick’s in your local bar, off-licence and restaurant, as consumer requests will enhance availability. Find us on Facebook and Twitter here!