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Highbank Organic Orchards, Kilkenny - Image via Highbank Organic Orchards
When visiting the Highbank Organic Orchards, you'll hear Julie and Rod – the charming owners of this award-winning organic orchard and farm shop in Kilkenny – talk passionately about their love of organic foods, the orchard and their fascinating family history.
In fact, Rod’s family have owned the land for five generations, meaning he keeps the key to Burnchurch Castle, the grounds of which make up Highbank.
Rod and Julie have beautifully converted the old stables to host Bia Beag; a meeting of local food minds exploring small-scale, ethical and local food production. So passionate about this topic are the two that they have made Highbank Ireland’s smallest distillery, hand-bottling everything they produce.