Marijus Saibokas
A.K.A. ‘Mario’


Panevezys, Lithuania

Marijus Saibokas - Distiller at Boann Distillery

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

They drink a decent amount, Irish & Scotch!


Lithuanian, English & Russian.

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

Since May 2020.

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

Jameson, in Lithuania.

How do you drink your whiskey?

Glass with ice.

What is your favourite part of the whiskey making process?

Mashing. Lots happening.

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

Boring cask heads.

What is your favourite cask type to work with?

The ones that don’t leak!

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

Michael Walsh.

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

Single Malt!

Which do you prefer making? Whiskey or gin?


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


Irish Whiskey Cask Owner