Founded by David Raethorne and a group of friends and family in 2014, Lough Gill Distillery in Co. Sligo is now offering a cask reserve program in support of its Athrú whiskey brand.

The Cask Reserve Program offers an opportunity to participate in the Athrú whiskey brand and to become part of the journey of this single malt distillery, and the resurgence of Irish Whiskey, over the coming years.

Initially, three different cask types are available; 200 litre bourbon casks, 240 litre Oloroso casks, and 500 litre sherry butts. The distillery team will be available to answer questions and provide support throughout the process, for example, in helping further refine the whiskey by re-casking in later years.

A proportion of the proceeds from the sale of each cask will be reinvested back into the House and Estate helping restore Hazelwood to its former grandeur.

Included with cask ownership are annual visits to the distillery with up to three guests for VIP access. Cask owners will also be given private access to the distillery’s bonded warehouses to taste samples.

David Raethorne commented: “We are delighted to invite people to join our distillery’s journey in making Ireland’s most beautiful single malt whiskey, while also enabling us to restore the much loved Hazelwood House and Estate on the shores of Lough Gill.

“Our vision for the Lough Gill Distillery and the Hazelwood House and Estate is to create a world-class visitor centre and a landmark tourist destination for the West of Ireland. A proportion of proceeds from the Cask Reserve Program will be reinvested into this vision for Hazelwood Estate. By investing in an Athrú Cask, you are therefore making an investment in the future success of Sligo as a leading visitor destination.”

To register interest in the Athrú Cask Reserve Program, visit

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