The Kilbeggan distillery produces Single Malts, and first and foremost Connemara Single Malt with wonderfully mingled plum and peat flavours. Connemara is the most awarded Irish whiskey. In spite of its young age, the Kilbeggan distillery offers a broad range of blends and Single Malts.
The whiskey production ranges from light blends such as Inishoven or Millar’s to offbeat peated malts such as Connemara. Most of the maturation facilities and a part of Kilbeggan warehouses are located in Locke’s. Kilbeggan differs from the other distilleries as it operates a double distillation process, while triple distillation is the hallmark process of Irish whiskey distilleries Bushmills and Midleton.
The Kilbeggan distillery revives a lost tradition, that of peat! In Connemara whiskeys, the vegetal edge of the peat is much more apparent than the peat smoke, such as in Islay spirits.
These traditional distillation methods associated with natural ingredients and long years of maturation in oak casks, help create an exceptional whiskey. End of 2011, the Kilbeggan distillery has changed owner and been purchased by the American group Jim Beam (owner of the Laphroaig distillery).