Case study

Craft brewing, cider making and distilling

Running a craft brewery - Whitewater Brewing Company (video)

Whitewater Brewing Company began in 1996 as a farm brewery located in Atticall, a small village in the Mourne Mountains. The company grew its operations after 20 years and moved to a larger-scale site in Castlewellan. Whitewater now exports its craft beer as far as Russia and Japan. 

Managing Director Bernard Sloan explains how the company grew from a small operation in his grandfather's shed to a business with a taproom welcoming visitors and offering tours. Bernard highlights the legal considerations of running a brewery and shares insight on how they market their products.