Did you Know?
James McAllister, a rich Whiskey Entrepreneur from the Glens of Antrim, once owned Tullyglass. He made the property his long term home. Our research suggests that he entertained not only friends and family but also business clients and politicians from across the world in its luxurious lounge and grand dining room. Amongst his stable of Whiskey Brands, the most famous was Clan Colla which was widely exported in the 1900s to America and the rest of the World.
Supporting the visual advertising, he also developed memorable straplines for his products, again a marketing technique well ahead of his time. ‘A grand old drop from Ballymena pot still. Distilled three times to give you that smooth distinctive taste’. The hotel’s primary water source is a well some 500ft below and the water percolates through volcanic basalt rock and is credited by our local authority as being one of the purest water sources in the Province. This is the water we serve to our customers ……. perhaps it was also one of the secrets behind James McAllister’s world famous whiskey?