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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 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.