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OUR DISTILLERY

WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS

Distillation

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.

Casks

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.

Blending

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

Angels' Share

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.

VISIT US

THINGS TO DO

TOURS

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)

SHOP

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.

GIN SCHOOL

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)

EAT

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.

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Thursday:
Shop:

11:30am to 6:00pm

Tours:

12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Friday & Saturday:
Shop:

11:30am to 6:00pm

Tours:

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays
Shop:

11:30am to 6:00pm

Tours:

2:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm

MINKE GIN SCHOOL
WHALE'S TAIL RESTAURANT
GIFT VOUCHERS