Barley Farms

element: Barley / DATE: 24/07/2017

The provenance of our barley, where and how it is cultivated, is key. We have sourced an unprecedented 61 Irish farms, some organically-run, growing barley on 19 distinct soil types. With a pioneering digital logistical system keeping track, each farmer’s crop is harvested, stored, malted and distilled separately. Thus we can capture in spirit each farm’s terroir, that subtle character shaped by micro-climate and soil. Individuality and integrity from field to barrel. We only distill one farm at a time so check back to see who’s passing through each week.

Our barley growers

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Grower:
John P. Somers

Farm:
Monroe

Location:
52.467843, -6.527832

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series and Randallstown Series, S.W.

DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
Pat Booth • Certified Organic

Farm:
Kilone

Location:
53.0708493, -7.1822885

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Stradbally Sreies, Flat

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DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
John Mallick • Certified Organic

Farm:
Garryhoe

Location:
52.81158, -6.433783

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Clonroche Seies, Ballylanders Series, and Kilrush Series soils, Southerly

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DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
Paddy Tobin • Certified Organic

Farm:
Main Street

Location:
52.7515486, -7.5539804

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Seies, Dunboyne Series and Howardstown Series soils, Flat

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DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
Jason Stanley • Certified Organic

Farm:
Castlefleming

Location:
52.8787114, -7.6926118

Soil Type:
Gley, Mylerstown, Flat

DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
Alan Jackson • Certified Organic

Farm:
Upper Wingfield

Location:
53.0293778, -7.9897112

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Seies, Kellistown Series, Mylerstown Series and Baggotstown series soils, Flat

DISTILLED 13/03/17


Grower:
Trevor Harris • Certified Organic

Farm:
Cooltrim

Location:
53.3931608, -6.7236865

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Fontstown Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 19/01/2016


Grower:
David Power

Farm:
Park

Location:
52.7998454, -6.9150161

Soil Type:
Regosol, Athy Complex, Flat

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DISTILLED 09/02/2016


Grower:
David Walsh-Kemmis

Farm:
Ballykilcavan

Location:
53.0190529, -7.1150100

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics/Alluvium, Stradbally Series, Flat

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DISTILLED 22/02/2016


Grower:
Jimmy Walshe

Farm:
Park

Location:
52.8064785, -6.9143768

Soil Type:
Regosol, Athy Complex, Flat

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DISTILLED 05/03/2016


Grower:
John P. Foley

Farm:
Newgardens

Location:
52.7322777, -6.9933265

Soil Type:
Gley, Moanduff series and Grey Brown Podzolic

DISTILLED 16/03/2016


Grower:
Kenneth Ashmore

Farm:
Knockroe

Location:
52.9054924, -6.9055248

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Mortarstown Series, N.W.

DISTILLED 25/03/2016


Grower:
Simon Neville

Farm:
Ballyroe

Location:
52.441590, -6.396706

Soil Type:
Glacial Sands, Coarse Texture, Screen, Screen Series and Ballyknockan Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 05/04/2016


Grower:
Kelly Bros

Farm:
The Bleeding Horse

Location:
53.0072525, -7.0783566

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Mortarstown Series, Flat

DISTILLED 23/04/2016


Grower:
Ger Byrne

Farm:
Fenniscourt

Location:
52.67159, -6.983099

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolic, Fontstown Series, Undulating

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DISTILLED 14/04/2016


Grower:
Leeson Stanley

Farm:
Donoughmore

Location:
52.742081, -7.545503

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Seies, Dunboyne Series and Howardstown series soils, Undulating

DISTILLED 05/05/2016


Grower:
Joe Doyle

Farm:
Kilnahue

Location:
52.677463, -6.332608

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series, N.W.

DISTILLED 13/05/2016


Grower:
Stephen McDonnell

Farm:
Ratheadon

Location:
52.7263783, -6.9803043

Soil Type:
Regosol, Athy Complex, N.W.

DISTILLED 22/05/2016


Grower:
Leonard Ashmore

Farm:
Blackcastle

Location:
52.9001342,-6.9185734

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Mortarstown Series, S.W.

DISTILLED 09/06/2016


Grower:
Edward Harpur

Farm:
Bannow Island

Location:
52.213357, -6.801600

Soil Type:
Glacial sands with shale drift admixture, Bannow Island Series

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DISTILLED 20/07/2016


Grower:
William & Pat Doyle

Farm:
Cooladine

Location:
52.488873, -6.522833

Soil Type:
Glacial Sands Fine texture, Screen, Randalstown Series and Kilpierce series, Undulating

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DISTILLED 01/06/2016


Grower:
Robert Milne

Farm:
Ballymorgan

Location:
52.609925, -6.559873

Soil Type:
Mica Schist and drift of predominately mica schist composition, Ballindaggin Seies and Templeshambo Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 17/06/16


Grower:
Phil O’Brien

Farm:
Hillview

Location:
52.6092039, -7.2011505

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Dunboyne Series, Howardstown Series and Straffan Series soils, N.W.

DISTILLED 26/06/2016


Grower:
Richard Raftice

Farm:
Rathclough

Location:
52.5961961, -7.2268380

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Dunboyne Series, Howardstown Series and Straffan Series soils, S.W.

 

DISTILLED 04/07/2016


Grower:
John Tynan

Farm:
Dunmore Durrow

Location:
52.862837, -7.376904

Soil Type:
Gley, Mylerstown Series, S.W.

DISTILLED 11/07/2016


Grower:
Tom Fennelly

Farm:
Cloncassin

Location:
53.226655, -7.094779

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Dunboyne Series, Howardstown Series and Straffan Series soils, N.W.

DISTILLED 14/09/2016


Grower:
John Tully

Farm:
Clonhenrett

Location:
52.631028, -6.418916

Soil Type:
County Rocks, Clonroche Series, Shale, Flat

DISTILLED 26/09/2016


Grower:
Ned Murphy

Farm:
Dunbell

Location:
52.6190324, -7.1480431

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Dunboyne Series, Howardstown Series and Straffan Series soils, Undulating

 

DISTILLED 12/10/2016


Grower:
John Fletcher

Farm:
Ballycullane

Location:
53.1148362, -7.2298166

Soil Type:
Gleys, Mylerstown Series and Grey Brown Podzolics, Fontstown Series, Imperfectly drained, Flat

DISTILLED 01/10/2016


Grower:
Michael Carey

Farm:
Newcastle

Location:
53.080445, -6.063708

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Baggotstown Series, Kellistown Series, Boyne Series, Finisk Series, Clohamon Series and Kilrush Series soils, S.E.

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DISTILLED 17/10/2016


Grower:
Evan McDonnell

Farm:
Mortarstown

Location:
52.8066059, -6.9535208

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolic, Mortarstown Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 09/11/2016


Grower:
Ted Caldbeck

Farm:
Rapla

Location:
52.7403816, -7.3163537

Soil Type:
Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Series, Baggotstown Series, Kellistown Series, Boyne Series, Finisk Series, Clohamon Series and Fine Loamy Drift, Elton Seies, Faoldroim Series and Musicfield series soils, Flat

DISTILLED 25/10/2016


Grower:
Mark Brown

Farm:
Broomlands

Location:
52.515745, -6.629622

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series and Kilpierce Series, Flat

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DISTILLED 17/11/2016


Grower:
Ger Kelly

Farm:
Wilkinstown

Location:
52.375242, -6.651178

Soil Type:
Glacial outwash sands, Kilpierce Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 23/11/2016


Grower:
WL. O’Hanlon

Farm:
Rochestown

Location:
52.371040, -6.876206

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series and Kilpierce Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 30/11/2016


Grower:
Andrew Bergin

Farm:
Grattansbrook

Location:
52.9790584, -7.0107174

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Fontstown Series, Flat

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DISTILLED 11/01/2017


Grower:
Peter Cummins

Farm:
Ballykelly

Location:
52.328363, -6.953617

Soil Type:
County Rocks, Clonroche Series, Shale, N.W.

DISTILLING TBA


Grower:
Marie Duggan

Farm:
Ballygogue

Location:
52.8605911, -7.427742

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolic, Fontstown Series, N.E.

DISTILLED 24/01/2017


Grower:
John Crowley

Farm:
Tinashrule

Location:
52.621172, -6.505497

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series, N.W.

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DISTILLED 01/02/2017


Grower:
John & Pierce Cousins

Farm:
Groveside

Location:
52.214181, -6.574365

Soil Type:
Drift of predominately shale/limestone, Balwinstown series, Glacial sand with mix drift admixture, Broadway series and Kilmore Slob Series soils, Undulating

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DISTILLED 13/02/2017


Grower:
Francis Kehoe

Farm:
Lacken

Location:
52.394059, -6.879000

Soil Type:
Glacial Drift, OldRoss Series and Dense Drift, Calcareous Macamore Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 20/02/2017


Grower:
M&T Codd

Farm:
Kilane

Location:
52.288269, -6.451682

Soil Type:
Dense drift of Irish Sea Origin, Macamore Series, Killinick Series and Wexford Slob Series, Flat

DISTILLED 27/02/2017


Grower:
Henry Yeats

Farm:
Coolagh House

Location:
53.2475723, -6.8216551

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Fontstown Series, Undulating

DISTILLED 06/03/2017


Grower:
Seamus Duggan

Farm:
Durrow

Location:
52.840738, -7.4391651

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Cullahill Series, Flat

 

DISTILLED 15/04/2017


Grower:
Toddy McCarthy

Farm:
Grange

Location:
52.193486, -6.572105

Soil Type:
Greys, mainly Broadway series, Clashmore, Clonroche, Broomhill, Ballylanders, Puchane, Cloongeel, Glenlane, Dunboyne, Kilrush, Gortaclareen, Ballyglass.

DISTILLED 24/04/2017


Grower:
Peter Kehoe

Farm:
Heathpark

Location:
52.388430, -6.816354

Soil Type:
Fine loamy drift with siliceous stones mainly Clonroche series soil throughout, Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunbryne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cipidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe.

DISTILLED 02/05/2017


Grower:
Thomas Cleary

Farm:
Garryduff

Location:
52.311971, -6.903999

Soil Type:
Acid Brown Earths, free draining soil uniform throughout, mainly Clonroche series, Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunbryne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cipidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe.

DISTILLED 11/05/2017


Grower:
Thomas Kehoe

Farm:
Ballywilliam

Location:
52.437159, -6.798194

Soil Type:
Fine loamy drift with siliceous stones mainly Clonroche series soil throughout. (Clonroche, Ballylanders, Kilrush, Dunbryne, Kilpierce, Moord, Cupidstownhill, Glantane, Duarrigle, Knockroe).

DISTILLED 18/05/2017


Grower:
Martin Foley

Farm:
Ballyhack

Location:
52.248075, -6.964863

Previously Distilled:
08/02/17

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DISTILLED 29/05/2017


Grower:
John Rowe 

Farm:
Hilltown

Location:
52.233367, -6.470449

Soil Type:
Coarse loamy drift with siliceous stones, mainly Clashmore series soil 

 

DISTILLED 06/06/2017


Grower:
Leonard Ashmore 

Farm:
Blackcastle

Location:
52.9001342,-6.9185734

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Mortarstown Series, S.W.

 

DISTILLED 19/06/2017


Grower:
Kenneth Ashmore 

Farm:
Knockroe

Location:
52.9054924,-6.9055248

Soil Type:
Grey Brown Podzolics, Mortarstown Series, N.W.

 

DISTILLED 26/06/2017


Grower:
Lesly Hendy

Farm:
County House

Location:
52.955572, -6.846389

Soil Type:
Fine loamy drift with limestones. Fine loamy texture throughout on these Elton series soils.

 

DISTILLED 06/07/2017


Grower:
Mary, Joan and Carmel Sutton

Farm:
Wheelagrower

Location:
52.568229, -6.710729

Soil Type:
Fine loamy drift, free draining uniform throughout, mainly Clonroche series soil.

 

DISTILLED 13/07/2017


Grower:
Francis Kehoe

Farm:
Lacken

Location:
52.394059, -6.879000

Soil Type:
Glacial Drift, OldRoss Series and Dense Drift, Calcareous Macamore Series, Undulating.

 

DISTILLED 23/07/2017


Grower:
William O’ Hanlon

Farm:
Rochestown

Location:
52.371040, -6.876206

Soil Type:
Shale and Drift of predominately shale composition, Clonroche series and Kilpierce Series, Undulating.

 

DISTILLED 27/07/2017


Grower:
Tubritt Agri LTD

Farm:
Saltmills

Location:
52.224537, -6.834142

Soil Type:
Minimal grey brown podzolics, free draining and uniform throughout, mainly Bannow series soil
 

DISTILLED 10/09/2017


Grower:
David Power

Farm:
Park

Location:
52.7998454,-6.9150161

Soil Type:
Regosol, Athy Complex, Flat.

 

DISTILLED 18/09/2017


Grower:
John Smyth

Farm:
Ballinaboley

Location:
52.740922, -6.951409

Soil Type:
Acidic brown earths, free draining uniform throughout, mainly Athy Complex series soil.

 

DISTILLING TBA


Grower:
Coolamurry Farms Ltd

Farm:
Coolamurry

Location:
52.479174, -6.642963

Soil Type:
County Rocks, Clonroche Series, Shale, N.W.

 

DISTILLING TBA


Grower:
John N. Cousins

Farm:
Groveside

Location:
52.214181, -6.574365

Soil Type:
Drift of predominately shale/limestone, Balwinstown series, Glacial sand with mix drift admixture, Broadway series and Kilmore Slob Series soils, Undulating