Prior to 2010, there were only 3 operating distilleries in Ireland: IDL, Bushmills, and Kilbeggan/Cooley. Since then, there has been an explosion of activity with close to 40 distilleries now in various stages of development (per Irish Whiskey Association). Many new distilleries are now producing spirit, others are under construction, while some are still in the planning phase. Given the ever changing distillery landscape, we will be continuously updating this page to include information from the company's websites, news releases, and our direct communication with the distillers.