Founded in 2015
Founded by Conna native Peter Mulryan in 2014, the new distillery is based in the Enterprise Park, on the banks of the Blackwater River (“An Abhainn Mhór” ) from which it takes its name. It is the first micro-distillery to open in Waterford in 174 years, taking its place in the budding micro-distillery scene in Ireland.

They currently produce small batch Gin the “old fashioned way” with 100% Irish Spirit, real botanicals. Once a budding hub of commerce, the Blackwater River is now a famous salmon river. In Victorian times, White’s of Waterford grew immensely wealthy shipping sugar and cinnamon into the region.

Blackwater currently has 5 Gins in their line-up. Their award winning Blackwater No. 5 won Gold at the Irish Whiskey Awards. Their Boyle’s Gin, named after Robert Boyle, won Best Irish Gin at the 2016 Irish Whisky Awards. Also included in the line up is their unique Juniper Cask Gin, their Hedgerow Gin, and a Wexford Strawberry Gin.

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Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

lemon zest
spicy notes
bitter orange
What does Blackwater taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Blackwater gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.