It all started when…

In 2010, Ken Smith was surveying his newly-acquired property, Galway Downs when a most fortunate inspiration struck him. The spirit of this uniquely enthralling place could be channeled into literal spirits by way of a distillery — and right then Galway Spirits was born.

Falling under the umbrella of the Soul of Galway, Galway Spirits carries out a long-standing tradition of strong bonds, family, nature, life and truth.

Distillery team

Passionate, lively and committed, the Galway Spirits team is always ready to serve you. With a combined 80 years of experience, they’ll sure to make your visit to the Galway Spirits distillery truly wholly unforgettable.

Galway Spirits Distillery Team


After 25 years in the flavors industry, Dale decided to jump into distilling and moved to Temecula with his wife, Jackie. Motivated by his great-great grandfather’s pioneering spirit and multiple still patents, Dale decided to follow his family’s history and leveraged his engineering degree to create craft spirits that make your soul sing. Come try them out!


Jackie comes from a family of bootleggers. It was in the prohibition era when her grandfather, a dairy farmer, would send out alcohol bottles alongside his milk deliveries. Little did she know that after her 30 years in the service industry she would continue the family legacy along side her husband Dale. Come and ask her about her family's history while sipping on one of her favorite flavored vodkas.



A place where liquor is manufactured.

A craft distillery is a small-scale distillery producing single batches of high-quality alcohol.

The process of distilling spirits has been enhanced and perfected over nearly three thousand years. When making whiskey, it starts with mixing grains in a water mash, then applying heat to convert the starch in the grain to sugar. The grain is separated from liquid and yeast is added to convert the sugar to alcohol in fermentation. Once the fermentation process is complete, the liquid is loaded into the still. Then, through the process of fractional distillation, the alcohol is separated from the water resulting in a high-proof alcohol.

Our craft spirits are distilled in a pot still which allows us to remove certain unwanted compounds that are not removed from large production commercial distilleries. Hence, the resulting alcohol is purer. We are constantly striving to further improve the distillation process on our quest for the perfectly-flavored spirit.

Whiskey Distilling Process


What makes our Vodka different?

Gluten Free

Ideal for the health-conscious sipper, our vodkas are 100% gluten-free.

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Grape Spirits

All our vodkas are made from 100% grape spirits, giving them a uniquely amazing flavor.

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Our Spirits are Pure

Many vodkas can have toxic byproducts. But not ours. So drink to your health!

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We pay close attention to the process and are more concerned with the quality of the product, not the volume produced.

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“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good scotch whiskey is barely enough.”
— Mark Twain