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!

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.


In line with the current Government advice, we have, regretfully made the decision to temporarily close our Visitor Centre and Shop.

We plan to re-open in early December, should conditions permit.

We’re still here, beavering away behind the scenes, distilling more of our award-winning New-Make Spirit and Minke Gin, as well as producing our Clonakilty Distillery hand sanitiser.


You can order your favourite Clonakilty whiskeys, Minke gin and gifts -with FREE SHIPPING to Ireland and the UK.

We’ll be adding some exciting gift options to our online store very soon – perfect for that socially distanced shopping spree!

Until we see you all again, stay safe. Hopefully, in a few months, we’ll get to welcome you all back to Clonakilty Distillery.

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