Designer

FOUNDING MASTER DISTILLER

NOEL SWEENEY

The shared enjoyment and personal satisfactions offered up by this craft are countless

Designer

FOUNDING MASTER DISTILLER

NOEL SWEENEY

The shared enjoyment and personal satisfactions offered up by this craft are countless

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Noel Sweeney

FOUNDING MASTER DISTILLER & BLENDER

Noel Sweeney was the Founding Master Distiller & Blender at The Powerscourt Distillery. A globally recognised expert and international multi-award winning master he has devoted some 30+ years patiently honing his unique skills in this ancient of crafts.

Passionate about his work and the production of the very finest new spirit, Noel has been credited for the release of many international award-winning Irish whiskeys over the years. He was inducted into Whisky Magazine’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2017 and is one of only two Irish distillers ever to have been recognised in this way. Noel is a member of the Irish Spirits Association, a founding member of Irish Whiskey Association and Chairman of the Irish Whiskey GI Technical Committee.

All aspects of spirit production and whiskey maturation fell under Noel’s careful supervision at Powerscourt Distillery since inception until the end of 2021.

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