OUR LOCATION

where nature guides perfection

The history of the Powerscourt Estate can be traced back to the 6th century to a territory that stretches across fertile plains and rugged mountainous land.

Known in native Gaelic tongue as “FeraCulann” or Fercullen, it is located in the foothold of the Wicklow mountains, close to Dublin. Ownership has been claimed by numerous factions over the centuries, from the native Clans of O’Toole and O’Byrne, to the Norman house of LePoer (who built a castle here and from whom the Estate takes its name.)

In the early 17th century Powerscourt was gifted by Queen Elizabeth I to a favoured army general, Sir Richard Wingfield. The nearby village of Enniskerry came into being as a part of the Powerscourt Estate to house tenants who worked the land in the area. 

By 1743, the family had earned the honour of a Viscountry and grew in influence locally and abroad.

Today, Powerscourt is held by the Slazenger family, relatives of the Wingfields.

The Powerscourt Waterfall

THE ESTATE

Surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful Wicklow mountains, the Great Sugarloaf (Ó Cualann) itself provided natural inspiration for the Distillery’s logo. 

The dedicated care of the Estate inspires a profound sense of responsibility and the Distillery team enjoy a shared ambition to contribute to the extraordinary spirit of Powerscourt Estate’s many perfections and of its exciting whiskey future.