Our Whiskey

Our single pot still Irish whiskey finds its homeland on this rugged Skellig Coast but the journey will take it to all corners of the world. Created out of a celebration for those defining moments that build character, it is made to be enjoyed your way.

True Spirit

By curating our whiskey in our own individual way, we are producing a range of limited-edition whiskeys. From our Six18 Step Collection to our Small Batch Premium Blend, our surroundings influence each expression’s flavour and taste profile.

Our cask finishes draw on our connections both to this place, and those further afield. From ex-bourbon casks and former peat casks to Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks paying homage to the centuries of maritime trade between us and European ports, all Atlantic-aged in our maturation warehouse next to the Ocean.

Pat Surgue sampling our Whiskey

Our remote Kerry location with fresh air and plentiful rain that rolls in off the Atlantic, produces the purest water supply in one of Ireland’s soft water areas. This, combined with our mild climate from the nearby Gulf Stream, means we are perfectly positioned for developing and maturing our whiskey casks.

The temperature here very rarely goes beneath 4 degrees, which is the exact point at which whiskey stops taking on the wood. In Cahersiveen, our aged Irish whiskey collection matures all year round.

Skellig Irish Whiskey with glasses

Patience & Process

We are bringing Irish Pot Still Whiskey home to Kerry and it is worth the wait. A traditionally Irish, time-honoured method of creating whiskey. This process is one that takes time, patience and maturity but one that makes the best-tasting whiskey in the world – authentic and timeless. This, coupled with terroir, our unique climate and location, results in a totally unique Skellig Six18 flavour.

Skellig Six18 Irish Whiskey - worth the wait
Skellig Six18 Irish Whiskey - Guided by the Stars

Guided By The Stars

This Place has been one of personal pilgrimage for centuries, from the 6th-century monks who built those 618 steps to start their Characterful Journey, to location scouts for internationally acclaimed films, such as Star Wars, who chose here as a location for Ahch-To, the site of the first Jedi Temple. Thousands of migratory seabirds return year after year to breed and rear their young on these wild, inaccessible cliffs. They all recognise this place as the wild sanctuary its inhabitants have known it to be for many generations.

Best Served Your Way

Neat or over ice, it releases a sophisticated flavour with depth and character. Balanced and smooth as part of your favourite whiskey cocktail. Our whiskeys are designed specifically for moments worth marking, your way.

Skellig Six18 Irish Whiskey Eco Packaging

Our Packaging

At our distillery online shop, we’re committed to using eco-friendly materials in our packaging, including the Flexi-Hex technology, which is made from sustainable and recyclable cardboard. This innovative packaging design not only protects our whiskey during transport but also helps reduce our environmental impact and it’s beautiful.

Foireann SIX18

“We keep our Foireann Six18 “in the know” with first news of our distillery Exclusive whiskeys, special online speaker events, and our  Aonach Fuisce at the distillery. You can join here….

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