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A little bit of local history was made in Drogheda on Friday last when the first copper pot whiskey stills were delivered to the new Boann Distillery on the Platin Road.

The three nano-copper pot stills, one with a capacity of 10,000 litres and the other two 7,500 and 5,000 litres respectively, were hand made in Sienna, Italy by copper smiths from Green Engineering, an Italian company specialising in the design and construction of state of the art distilleries for spirits and biofuels.

The delivery marks a significant milestone in the development of the state of the art distillery and brings the day when whiskey will once again be produced in Drogheda, which was once famed for its whiskey, a little bit closer.

To celebrate their arrival, aerial drone video footage has captured the arrival of the gleaming copper stills through the scenic environment of the Boyne Valley, whose river goddess—Boann—the distillery has taken its name from.

The three copper pot stills, which were brought by truck from Siena, mark a significant milestone for the distillery which is set to open in 2016. Typically they were given female names—SunshineSally-Anne and Celestine after the female members of the Cooney family.

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When it opens next year the stunning €20m facility will include a whiskey distillery, Boyne Brewhouse craft brewery and taproom, an architecturally designed visitor centre which will host distillery/brewery tours, a 120-seater restaurant, whiskey bar, private event space and a gift shop.

Boann Distillery will create a range of Irish single malt, pot still and blended whiskies from the technologically advanced nano-copper pot stills. A small batch premium gin will also be produced in a custom made 500 litres Bennett Still.

Article taken from Drogheda Life.