Tipperary Boutique Distillery
In the spring of 2016, Irish farmer Liam Ahearn, along with his fiancée, Jennifer Nickerson, and her father, Stuart (Scottish-based whiskey pro), collaboratively opened Tipperary Boutique Distillery. The land at Ballindoney, where the distillery is located, has been farmed by Liam’s family for over 200 years. The farm lies on a plain of land known as the Golden Vale, a rich farming area sheltered by the Galtee, Knockmealdowns, and Comeragh mountains, where fresh water flows down into the valley and is collected to cut Tipperary’s Watershed expression.
Currently, Stuart Nickerson sources the barrels that go into each expression of Tipperary. Stuart is highly respected in the world of Scotch, having managed Highland Park Distillery in Orkney, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie, and Girvan Grain distilleries. Tipperary’s exacting whiskey selections, vatting, and water sourcing result in an Irish Single Malt of exceptional quality.
After building their own facilities on Ballindoney Farm, Tipperary is slated to begin production of distillates made from their own, home-grown barley very soon!