Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first craft distillery have launched a film that showcases the history and origins of the brand, which will be promoted in over 20 countries worldwide.

The film charts the history of distillation, which began in Irish monasteries in the 6th century. The Irish monks were the world’s first distillers, monks like St. Kevin – the man featured on every Glendalough bottle. The film tells the epic story of St. Kevin and the Glendalough monastic settlement he came to build.

“Ireland is the ground zero of distillation, a fact we want to share with the world. The Glendalough Distillery is proudly independent just like the man on the bottle – St Kevin. The launch of our video today, follows a successful year for the company. We are now exporting to over 20 countries around the world and employ more than 10 people. We are passionate about building our brand internationally and promoting Ireland’s rich history of distillation. We hope that this video will help us do just that”, said Gary McLoughlin, co-founder of Glendalough Distillery.

Shot over three days in the Wicklow Mountains, the film was directed by Stephen Walsh, produced by Al Butler, Brian Brennan created the original score and singer songwriter Jerry Fish voiced it. It will be promoted on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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