Colm ÓSúilleabháin
A.K.A. ‘Matty’


Daingean uí Chúis, i gContae Chiarraí
(Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland)

Colm Ó Súilleabháin - Distiller at Boann Distillery

Do they drink whiskey in your hometown? If so, what kind?

Yeah, Dick Mack’s is one of the best whiskey bars in the country! Mainly Irish whiskeys, especially with Dingle Distillery in the town.


Bi-lingual Fluency Gaelige agus Bearla. (Irish and English)

How long have you worked as a distiller in Boann Distillery?

Since 4th August 2020.

What was the first whiskey that got you into drinking whiskey? Where did you have it?

Greenspot in Dick Mack’s in Dingle.

How do you drink your whiskey?


What is your favourite part of the whiskey making process?

Cask Filling – It’s what I’m doing right now.

What is your least favourite part of the whiskey making process?

Don’t have one.

What is your favourite cask type to work with?

Sherry hogsheads. I like sherry but they’re solid casks to work with too.

Who in the distillery is the fastest at unloading a truck full of barrels?

Ludo Delamare.

If you had full control over the distillery, what would you make?

Vintage Mashbills.

Which do you prefer making? Whiskey or gin?


What distillery do you want to visit when things open up again?

Pearse Lyons. It looks very cool in the Church!

Irish Whiskey Cask Owner