Roe & Co Distillery

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Roe & Co Distillery
LocationThomas Street, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°20′38.5″N 6°17′02.8″W / 53.344028°N 6.284111°W / 53.344028; -6.284111Coordinates: 53°20′38.5″N 6°17′02.8″W / 53.344028°N 6.284111°W / 53.344028; -6.284111
Roe & Co
TypeBlended Irish whiskey
Cask type(s)Bourbon Casks

Roe & Co Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery established in 2019.[1] It is located on Thomas Street, Dublin, Ireland near the Guinness' St. James' Gate brewery.


The Thomas Street Distillery, run by the Roe Family, was once the largest in the Britain and Ireland, with an output of two million gallons per annum at its peak.[2] It was located opposite Guinness' St. James' Gate brewery. After the distillery was closed in 1926, some of its buildings were purchased and incorporated into the Guinness Brewery.

In January 2017, Diageo, producers of Guinness, announced that they would invest €25 million in establishing a new distillery in the old brewery power house building on Thomas Street, close to the site of the original Thomas Street Distillery.[3] Production at the new distillery started in the first half of 2019.


Diageo resurrected the original brand and launched a non-chill filtered, 45% ABV premium blended whiskey under the name "Roe & Co" in March 2017.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Roe & Co Irish Whiskey Distillery to open visitor experience". RTÉ News. 10 June 2019.
  2. ^ Townsend, Brian (1997–1999). The Lost Distilleries of Ireland. Glasgow, Scotland: Neil Wilson Publishing. ISBN 1-897784-87-2.
  3. ^ O'Halloran, Barry (31 January 2017). "Diageo to spend €25m on developing whiskey brand". The Irish Times. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Diageo Returns to Irish Whiskey Category". The Spirit Business. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Diageo Return to Irish Whiskey Category". 30 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Roe & Co is an extraordinary expression of the very finest Irish whiskies". Diageo. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

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