WHY THE NAME ''O'DWYER''
One of the values of our distillery is to shine the history of our region. A big piece of the history of the Gaspésie is the history of the Irish settlers.
The potato famine in Ireland between 1845-1849 which killed millions of people has been given the name 'The big blackness'. This forced thousands of Irish to find a new home and some found their home to be the Gaspésie.
As a hommage to this part of history we called the distillery O'Dwyer. 'O' meaning 'descendent of' and 'Dwyer' meaning blackness in gaelic. This is also the reason we put mushrooms in all of our products (with the exception of Acerum and St. Pierre), because the thing that caused the famine was a mushroom that infected the potato, receiving the name Blithe.
We distill gin, whisky and other spirits from a fine selection of grains and rare botanicals found locally. Through our techniques of elaboration and aging, we wish to highlight the richness of the history and culture of the Gaspésie, while sharing with you our passion for innovation and technology.