For nearly 50 years, the majestic oaks, pristine vistas and lush paddocks of Galway Downs have been intrinsic to the story and spirit of Temecula Valley Wine Country. Steeped in history, this legendary equestrian and events center has provided the backdrop for countless weddings, celebrations and equine competitions.
In 2010, Ken Smith decided to write the next chapter in Galway Downs’ storied history. A walk through the towering sycamore and oaks that accent the property inspired a vision that led him to found a craft distillery embodying the essence, beauty and grace of Galway Downs.
True to the rich history and pioneering spirit of Galway Downs, Ken created Galway Spirits, a distinctive distillery now operating in Temecula, CA. Galway Spirits brings to life true handcrafted small-batch artisan spirits of a most distinguished character. Our distiller produces honest, innovative master blends of whiskey, bourbon, gin and specialty vodkas. Authentic, uncompromising and never rushed — each is timelessly classic and uniquely modern.
Regarding his creation, Ken says: “Galway Spirits Distillery will continue the standing traditions of unyielding bonds, family, nature and a celebration of life.”
A local icon of tradition, lifestyle and growth. A dynamic, wholesome experience.