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Tour Experience Temporarily Closed

After a very different kind of Christmas to previous ones, we have entered into 2021 with wishful thoughts and high hopes for a great new year.

Due to the most recent government guidelines, we have temporarily closed our Visitor Experience and distillery shop. Our online shop still remains open, to purchase any gift vouchers or products. 

We appreciate all your support and understanding during these uncertain times. We are looking forward to reopening again soon and welcoming everyone back. 

Wishing everyone a happy and safe new year!

Minke Martini

This Little Women’s Christmas celebrate with us in style, with a Minke Martini, created especially for you by mixologist Jordan in Portland Oregon.

What better way to spend your Wednesday night than sipping on a velvety textured smooth delicious gin?

R E C I P E

2 oz Minke Irish Gin
3/4 oz Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz Amontillado sherry
3 drops Sarsaparilla Bitters
Lemon Zest

M E T H O D

1. Combine Minke Gin, Vermouth and Sherry in a mixing glass and stir with ice.
2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
3. Add a few drops of Sarsaparilla Bitters to the surface of the drink and garnish with lemon zest.

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Sloe Gin Cocktail Recipe

You may have your favourite Gin cocktail sorted, but what about Sloe Gin?
It’s the perfect drink for the winter season, why not experiment with something new this Christmas?
We have just the right recipe for you!

R E C I P E

22ml Minke Sloe Gin

30ml Minke Irish Gin

22ml Fresh Lime Juice

15ml Simple Sugar Syrup

60ml Soda Water

M E T H O D

  1. Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add some ice.
  3. Vigorously shake.
  4. Finally, strain into your desired choice of glassware.

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Clonakilty Distillery Visitor Centre Re-Opens

Have you heard the good news?

Not only has our distillery shop re-opened, but our Visitor Experience for Distillery Tours & Minke Gin School is open for business too!

The tour dates are as follows;

– Saturday 12th Dec & Saturday 19th Dec.
– Sunday 27th – Wed 30th Dec
– Saturday 2nd
– Sat 9th Jan.

To view tour times, visit our website. Pre-booking is advised.

Vouchers are also available for purchase through our online store:

All of our visitor centre staff have completed the Bord Failte Safety Charter Training:

‘The Safety Charter demonstrates to your customers and employees that you, as a tourism and hospitality business, are operating in line with current Government public health advice and with safety and cleaning protocols in place.

Click here to view our full COVID-10 Safety Statement

We are really looking forward to seeing you again.

Calling all whiskey fans. “You Thirsty?”

Revival “You Thirsty?” IPA Cask Finish 

United by a shared passion for innovation Clonakilty Distillery and Revival Brewing, Rhode Island, have come together to release a bespoke whiskey.

Revival “You Thirsty?” IPA Cask Finish is the fourth and final release intended for the Irish market from Clonakilty’s collaboration series. Perfect for that unquenchable thirst!

Available from Friday November 27th 

Once again we called on Paul Corbett, Head Distiller to tell us more about this showstopper of a finish. 

Q. Tell us a bit about the Revival Brewing Company?

A. The Revival Brewing Company are based in Providence, Rhode Island and they have a real passion for innovation similar to ourselves here at Clonakilty. 

Q. What beer was used in this particular collaboration?

A. Revival “You Thirsty?” IPA, a New England IPA, which is an Indian Pale Ale from the North East of the US. It’s usually an unfiltered beer so it has a real thick, juicy mouthfeel and a lot new world hops — basically it’s a real thick, fruity, hoppy beer. 

Q. Would I be correct in saying they used lots of hops and different types of hops for the “You Thirsty?” IPA? 

A. Yeah from what I’m aware they’re using three different types of hops and also three new variety’s of hops that are available in New England. This is why I’m hoping to get some new novel flavours into the the whiskey. 

Q. Is this what led you to believe this beer would work well with Clonakilty whiskey?

A. Yes but also because of the New England unfiltered style, the fact it’s got quite a heavy mouthfeel and it’s quite juicy. That’s something I don’t think you usually get in a whiskey and I’m hoping that it will add something unique and fresh to the category. 

Q. Why did you choose to bottle at 43.6% ABV?

A. Well because of all those new world hops, they have a real strong fruity flavour and I didn’t want them to overpower the whiskey. This is why I thought to bring the ABV down to just over 40%. 

Q. What should people expect from this whiskey?

A. Straight away to me it smells like a New England IPA. There’s lots of mango, passion fruit, just a real variety of tropical fruits but under that you can still get the straw coming through from the grain.

It’s very floral in the mouth, that of course is from the hops. I get grapefruit, lime, a bit of nettle almost in there. At the same time there is still sweetness coming through from the malt like honey and cut straw. If you’re into craft beers this whiskey will work perfectly with them as a chaser. 

Paul (r) & Ewan (l) discussing this collaboration 

About the Whiskey
On Sale:
In store & available online Friday November 27th. 
Price: €85.00
Limited Release: 1,600 bottles in total, only 144 bottles kept for Ireland.
Best Enjoyed: With a tall glass of IPA! 

Tasting Notes
 Nose: New world hops, mango, passionfruit, grapefruit, cut straw
 Palette: Floral hops, nettle, grapefruit, honey and lime
 Finish: Soft oak with dried limes and tangerine.

Available from the Distillery Shop in Clonakilty & Online Store

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