Old Carrick Mill, Derrylavan, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Old Carrick Mill is an artisan Distillery, operated from an old flour mill dating back over two centuries and lies quietly nestled into the rugged landscape of Irelands Ancient East in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan.
At the Old Carrick Mill Distillery we use age old Irish traditions combined with modern efficiency and methods to create a product steeped in Irish heritage and unique flavors. Our spirits are handcrafted by our master distiller using only the finest carefully selected ingredients fused with our naturally filtered spring water which flows to us through the famous limestone of county Monaghan.
There is an old saying which goes “From Carrickmacross to Crossmaglen there are more Rogues than Honest Men”. These lines were famously documented by a local priest about an incident that took place in Carrickmacross on a fair day.
A young man was in a bar in Carrickmacross on a fair day drinking, later that day he was arrested for being drunk. When he appeared before the court the Magistrate asked what he had to say for himself, He claimed in his defence that someone had put whiskey in his tea, the Magistrate then proclaimed “From Carrickmacross to Crossmaglen there are more Rogues than Honest Men” in later years the famous Irish poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh from Inniskeen County Monaghan immortalised the saying.