Teaghlach (pronounced chai-lach) is a Donegal term for family and is the name we give to our investors. Join our exciting future, invest alongside major multinational drinks companies and personalities and become one of our first crowdfunding investors as we take the next step in our long-term mission:
To reclaim the distilling heritage of Donegal and leave a legacy for Ireland’s future.
In just three years, we have built one distillery, launched three brands, secured distribution partners in 23 countries and won more awards for the quality of our spirit than any other of Ireland’s new distilleries in the same timeframe.
We are fiercely proud of everything we have achieved, especially our recent milestone of completing the first legal whiskey distillation in Donegal in almost 200 years.
But there is more to be done to meet our mission. Work has already begun on the next phase of Sliabh Liag Distillers’ and Donegal’s history – a brand new distillery at Ardara, where we can scale the business and brands to meet the future demand.
While we have secured round one funding from drinks industry heavyweights such as Asahi, we want to bring our passionate whiskey friends, people with Donegal in their hearts, their diaspora cousins and those with a long-term business ambition even closer to our journey and to share in the rewards of its legacy.
It has always been our plan to give those who appreciate our distinctiveness – whether that’s in the flavour of our super-premium products or our home in Donegal’s wild, beautiful and unique landscape and culture – an opportunity to share in our success.
Now is the time, and our first crowdfunding raise, powered by Crowdcube, to help us build our new state-of-the-art distillery in Ardara, will give us the scale to meet the demand of an Irish whiskey market that is set to double by 2030.
Specific advice should be sought prior to making any investment in Sliabh Liag Distillers DAC, based on the particular circumstances of a prospective investor.
This is not a regulated investment and investment is only appropriate for investors who have a high attitude to risk and who are high net worth individuals and sophisticated investors. You may lose all or part of your investment.
For investors in Ireland this is not an offering for the purposes of Section 68 of the Companies Act 2014.
PLEASE NOTE AND READ THE LEGAL NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER LANGUAGE ON THE CROWDCUBE PLATFORM PRIOR TO DECIDING TO INVEST IN THE COMPANY
It has always been our intention to offer enthusiastic whiskey fans, Donegalians and those with an interest in long-term investments the opportunity to join our journey and have the chance to share in our success. We have already secured funding from a number of institutional and multinational organisations, and are seeking an additional €1.5m to complete the build of our new distillery in Ardara, which will help us scale up and compete for the rapidly expanding market. Now is the right time to invite others to join and crowdfunding is the ideal platform for others to invest through.
When you invest in equity you buy a percentage or share of a business. Hopefully the business you have backed goes on to make an ‘exit’ (by floating on the stock market or via a sale to another company) at a higher value than when you invested, and you will get a return on your investment and make a profit.
Just remember that investing in a start-up business carries significant risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of your investment and dilution. You can read more about these risks on the Crowdcube website.
Crowdcube is a platform which enables businesses to attract investment from professionals and venture capital firms, as well as from everyday investors. They have facilitated crowdfunding raises for BrewDog, Cotswold Distillers, East London Liquor Company, Camden Town Brewery and more. Learn more about Crowdcube here.
The campaign will go live on Monday 24th August to pre-registered users. Register on this page to be sent our private crowdfund live link. It will then go live to other platform subscribers on 26th August. The private live period is to allow investors close to the Company to invest before others in the event the target is reached and the raise period ends early.
You must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to invest. You’ll also need to be a resident of Ireland, UK or a country where you may legally receive financial promotions of the nature provided. See more details on the Crowdcube website. Eligible Sliabh Liag Distillers Bigi Linn members will be notified and given access first. You will need to be a Crowdcube member to invest – sign up on their website here and they will ensure that you may invest.
To invest in the Sliabh Liag Distillers crowdfunding, you must sign up to Crowdcube on their website. Once you’ve signed up and the Sliabh Liag Distillers crowdfunding round has opened (remember eligible Sliabh Liag Distillers users who have registered their interest via this page will get first access), you’ll be able to invest via the Crowdcube website. Your money will not be taken until the round has officially closed and the cooling-off period has ended.
Yes, pre-registered eligible Sliabh Liag Distillers fans will be notified first via email when the raise goes live. The Crowdcube website site will then be live to platform subscribers from Wednesday 26th August. Signup with Crowdcube in advance to be notified.
You’ll be able to see this information, and more, in our investor presentation on the Crowdcube platform when the campaign goes live. At this stage, we can confirm that the valuation of the business continues to increase from previous funding rounds and you will be investing on the same terms as the previous investors who invested in A shares.
Any investment caps will be displayed on the Sliabh Liag Distillers investment page on the Crowdcube website once the crowdfunding is live.
Asahi, one of Japan’s largest drinks companies, have invested €3m and Udaras na Gaeltachta, an Irish governmental body, has invested €0.25m. Several notable drinks industry leaders have also invested, along with friends, local Donegal business leaders, and those who know us. In total over €5.5m has been invested in the Company.
Sliabh Liag Distillers is a private company, which means it doesn’t trade on a stock exchange. This means you can only sell Sliabh Liag Distillers shares when a ‘liquidity event’ occurs. A liquidity event occurs when the whole or part of the company is sold, it lists on an exchange, or it sells a major asset such as a brand. To make a return, Sliabh Liag Distillers would need to enter a ‘liquidity event’ where its shares are valued at a higher value than when you invested, making you a return on your investment. The size and timing of a liquidity event are inherently uncertain and the directors can only endeavour to ensure that they occur when anticipated.
Yes. EIS tax relief is available to UK investors, and EIIS tax relief is available to investors in Ireland. Further information on this is available from the Crowdcube platform once it goes live.