We’ll always be in each other’s life but just as friends. Now I can’t get away with ditching sessions as he’s more strict with me. I’ve got the dogs and lots going on professionally. And Gemma said Mark very nearly didn’t kiss her after she had eaten a spicy lunch just before filming.
She said: “I had this chilli chicken burger and Mark was eating a bag of crisps.
I said to him he’d be starving and asked why he wasn’t eating a proper meal.
“He said: ‘Because I’m going to be kissing somebody this afternoon.’ I said sorry and offered him some of my food.
The water comes from the distillery’s own spring well, and the sweet, mashed remains of the barley return to farms as feed for cattle and sheep.
You can get as close to the grain as you want, including, as one person did, climbing into the huge mash container and shovelling out the mashed barley.
She said: “Sometimes there are people in your life and it’s just not working out the way you thought. I don’t need anyone.” Gemma, who has dated footballers Marcus Bent and Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently in an on-screen romance with Marlon Dingle, played by Mark Charnock, and this week, fans of the soap will see him lock lips with her character Carly Hope.They’re an incredibly happy and professional bunch and as we eat dinner together in the evening you can tell that it’s real, that they are delighted to be here, to be working and living in Dingle.The Porterhouse group has a brewery in Dublin and it would have been an easy option to build this distillery there. He believes in the town, he explains, and the area.Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan Dingle Distillery feels as if it has been here forever.The building in which it sits looks out over Dingle Bay, making the view from the distillery floor possibly one of the most dramatic in modern industrial life. It is Ireland’s first purpose-built distillery in 200 years, and stands alone as the only Irish-owned whiskey distillery in production in the country.Mc Dougall talks about them like they are living things and in the light and the halflight of the distillery they do seem to breathe and move.