In a coach house dating from 1816, this winery produces traditional medieval wines including mead—a drink made from honey, fermented grape juice, water, matured spirits, and herbs, a historical favorite of the upper classes. The winery is also one of only a couple of distilleries officially licensed to brew Irish potcheen, a heady potato whiskey that was so popular and pernicious, it was banned in 1661, and only made legal again in 1997. Most of the products are made for Bunratty Castle’s medieval-style banquets, but visitors to the working winery are welcome to watch the production in progress and taste the brew.