Clonakilty Distillery official Irish whiskey for Old glory dc major rugby league

Clonakilty Distillery is delighted to announce their exciting new partnership, with OLD Glory DC Major Rugby League.
As part of the sponsorship deal, Clonakilty will be producing two exclusive whiskey expressions for OLD Glory DC. Firstly, a limited-edition release of rum finished, Irish whiskey; bottled at cask strength, and individually numbered for the whiskey collectors out there. This rare bottling will be available for purchase at limited locations – to be announced in the coming weeks. Purchasers of the exclusive rum cask finish will be entered to win a trip for two to Ireland in 2021. Also being released is a more accessible Bordeaux cask finished Irish whiskey, bottled at 46% ABV, to be sold in the DC, Virginia & Maryland markets.

Both bottlings will also be available for sale through the Old Glory website from March 2021.

“What could go together better than rugby and Irish whiskey?” posited Chris Dunlavey, Chairman of Old Glory DC.  “Our partnership with Clonakilty Irish Whiskey represents another addition to Old Glory’s family of partners and our aim to bring the best of rugby culture – as well as the best of the sport itself – to our Mid-Atlantic home.”

Michael Scully from Clonakilty Whiskey, said:

As a genuine Irish Atlantic Ocean distillery, we feel our award-winning spirits offer a pretty unique experience for discerning consumers. We feel this partnership further strengthens our commitment to succeeding within the American market. We are excited to be working in partnership with Old Glory DC and wish them all the best for the upcoming season.

Both bottlings will be available for sale through the Old Glory website from March 2021.
Purchasers of the exclusive rum cask finish will have the opportunity to win a trip for two to Ireland in 2021

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?


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


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!


22ml Minke Sloe Gin

30ml Minke Irish Gin

22ml Fresh Lime Juice

15ml Simple Sugar Syrup

60ml Soda Water


  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.