OUR STORY

With an established background in the food and drink sector, the McKillop's recognised an opportunity to create something exciting in Irish whiskey and began to bring Lir to life.

We combed our native Glens of Antrim to find the perfect location to begin the build of the Distillery. The site is situated on the world-renowned coastal route to the Giant's Causeway, which attracts over a million visitors per year.

THE JOURNEY SO FAR

2016

The 'Lir Irish Whiskey' concept was born

2020

Planning was submitted for the distillery build

LATE 2020

Founders Casks began resting

2022

Distillery Planning due to be passed

THE DISTILLERY BUILD

Whilst we are continuing to distil our Lir Irish Whiskey off-site, the journey continues with the build of the facility. Due for completion and, distillation and filling of the first batch of founder's casks commencing in 2023.