In the green, rolling hills of County Westmeath, by the gentle banks of the River Brosna, there lies an old and very wise distillery known as Kilbeggan. It wasn't always called so, mind you.
In days gone by, it answered to Brusna Distillery and Locke’s Distillery, changing its name as a child might change a frock.
In the distant past, when the distillery was but a youngling, it operated with a 232-gallon still. John and William Codd, brothers in trade, took the helm in the 19th century, steering it through times both fair and foul. The auction of 1841, when the distillery, with its brew house and stills, malt house, and oat-meal mills, was listed, marked a chapter of change.