Bonders, Blends & Boats – The Killowen & Two Stacks Experience

2 Days


Two trailblazing County Down based brands await your arrival.

Embark on a journey that dives deep into the heart of Ireland’s whiskey heritage with an immersive blending experience at Two Stacks – modern Irish whiskey bonders.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival & step inside the warehouse & breathe in the enticing aroma of aging oak barrels & an impressive library of casks maturing various styles of Irish whiskey.

Dive into the intricacies of 3 whiskeys from the Two Stacks premium range before putting your tastebuds & nose to the test as you’re guided through the art of whiskey blending & introduced to malt & grain whiskey, with the outcome of carefully creating your own perfect 100ml Two Stacks blend.

Afterwards, venture into the heart of County Down’s mystical Mourne Mountains for a ramble where you’ll be surrounded by rugged landscape & accompanied by the visionary behind Killowen Distillery, Brendan Carty.

Find a quiet spot on the trail for a ceremonial light lunch & watch in awe as locally caught fish is flame grilled by setting it alight with a few drops of Killowen poitín.

Relish in the breathtaking beauty of the Mournes as Brendan narrates the ancient art of poitín distilling, a rich heritage entwined with the very fabric of the Mournes, evoking a sense of nostalgia as you sip on a drop of Killowen poitín.

Meander through narrow, country lanes as you make your way to the acclaimed Killowen Distillery itself, where you’ll witness the traditional flame fed pot stills that every drop of spirit passes through, before enjoying a few serves of Killowen.

Before your day of whiskey-filled adventure comes to a close, set off on a sunset cruise on the captivating Carlingford Lough, where you’ll be treated to the warm, golden hues of an Irish sunset, warming you outside as a sip of whiskey warms you inside.

Put your feet up & relax at the end of the day at nearby Killeavy Castle, a modern, stunning hotel complex with a bar, restaurant, spa facilities, walled garden and gatelodge – a little slice of paradise to help you unwind.

Experience Includes

  • Meet the founders of Two Stacks & Killowen
  • Drink on arrival at Two Stacks
  • Tasting of 3 whiskeys from Two Stacks premium range
  • Blend your own bottle of Two Stacks
  • Sip Killowen poitin in the Mourne Mountains
  • Enjoy a light lunch of flame grilled fish with poitin
  • Visit one of Ireland's smallest distilleries
  • Tasting of 3 whiskeys at Killowen Distillery
  • Sunset cruise on Carlingford Lough
  • Overnight stay in Killeavy Castle Hotel

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  • Private luxury transport

Experience Does Not Include

  • Private transport unless arranged
  • Any whiskey purchased on site

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Bonders, Blends & Boats – The Killowen & Two Stacks Experience
From $940
/ Adult
  • Available 3 times per year, dates subject to availability. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
  • Two Stacks Team & Brendan Carty
  • Summer
  • 18