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Our Story

Thomas George (T.G.) Troughton was born in 1909
and lived all his life on the family estate of Ballinteggart House. 

T.G. was a true entrepreneur of his time and welcomed business opportunities as they arose. He planted more orchards on site and he was the first in Northern Ireland to build Controlled Atmosphere Stores for apples to regulate temperature and humidity.  He also opened a quarry at Ballinteggart and became a road contractor while still processing and exporting fruit.

In 2005, following several years of reduced returns for their apples, T.G.’s son, Philip, decided to bring cider making back to County Armagh and Armagh Cider Company was born.  Today, our multi-award winning Armagh Cider brands are available throughout Ireland.

Our family has been growing apples here in the heart of the Orchard County for five generations and we are well known for our handcrafted ciders, apple juice and apple cider vinegar.  Now we have naturally branched out into other premium non-alcoholic drinks and mixers.  

In 2019, Philip’s son, Mark decided to make use of another asset of Ballinteggart – the spring water. This crystal clear water has been collected by the locals for years and is now used to make tonics, mixers and lemonades, our Raising Spirits range.  The idea behind this range was simple – helping you take your drinks to new levels and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  As with all the drinks we craft and package, all processes are carried out at Ballinteggart ensuring the high quality we demand is captured in every drop.

We pride ourselves on honouring tradition whilst pushing boundaries. It is exciting and a privilege for us, as passionate artisans, to be part of this vibrant and exciting scene, creating the finest quality drinks for your moments with friends and loved ones and for enjoying quiet pauses as we relax and unwind.  We work hard to ensure that your drinks experiences reach the highest highs. 

Today, T.G.’s son Philip and family continue to live on the estate, which has also been home to a hugely successful sport horse breeding stud for over 20 years and custom ribbon rosettes are also crafted on site.

We love what we do and we know you will too.