WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Specially designed to create single pot still Irish whiskey, our three copper pot stills perform their magic quietly and efficiently. We turn water into whiskey, no fuss, just as we like it.
We hand select our casks Worldwide, using ex Bourbon, Port, Sherry, Cognac, Rum and red wine. We even partner with breweries to finish with stout and IPA.
We then fill with our new make spirit, after which it is matured and finished at our Atlantic Ocean warehouse. The salt laden air provides a unique environment to mature the finest of whiskeys.
Using our own pristine deep well water, we slowly add it to our whiskey over a two-week period. Unique amongst Irish whiskey, we call this process our gentle cut.
The windswept coastal location means that our whiskey remains active within the cask, extracting flavours from deep within the wood.
This evaporation is known as the angel’s share. Needless to say, we have some very happy angels.
THINGS TO DO
Experience the touch, sounds and smells of a real working distillery. Your personal tour guide will explain in detail how we make our whiskeys and gin. Included afterwards is a tasting of our finest releases.
(Duration 75 minutes)
Whether or not you are on a tour, we would be delighted if you called into our shop where you can buy exclusive distillery releases, personalized bottles and branded Clonakilty distillery gifts.
Our popular purpose-built gin school provides the perfect setting for a fun evening out. Learn about botanicals and distill your very own bottle of gin, while sipping on a Minke G&T.
(Duration 2 hours)
Why not finish your day out by dining next door at our award-winning restaurant The Whale’s Tail.
We offer evening tours so you can head straight to the restaurant afterwards for dinner.
VISITOR EXPERIENCE OPENING TIMES
11:30 – 18:00
October- March April – September
Wednesday to Sunday Monday to Sunday
*** The Visitor Experience is temporarily closed in line with Covid-19 restrictions ***