Smithwick’s is a brand with years of heritage. Starting in 1641 with John Smithwick in Kilkenny, who was left orphaned in the Irish rebellion, his is a tale of courage, determination, loyalty and triumph over adversity. He dragged himself up by the bootstraps and started a successful family of his own which began brewing Smithwick’s ale in 1710 with the brewery mainly serving the local community. It gave the Smithwick family a sense of what’s important in life. The experience handed down through the generations has seen Smithwick’s thrive against the odds and has created a brewing dynasty that has flourished for over 300 years.