Minke Gin School

2 hour gin making masterclass.

gin masterclass

Gin Masterclass

SATURDAYS 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

(Over 18’s only)

Learn everything ‘gin’ with a 2 hour masterclass in the gin making process.  Discover the origins of gin and  a brief outline of the main gins available on today’s market.

Relax with a Minke G&T while you are guided and assisted in fashioning/crafting your own personal recipe.


Your Minke host will be waiting to greet you and lead you upstairs to our stunning purpose-built gin school. This is the beginning of a magical gin experience you’ll never forget.

Your intimate tour begins in our sumptuous Speakeasy bar, where you will enjoy a G&T before we begin our gin school.

Relaxing in the Speakeasy Bar
gin masterclass

Gin Masterclass

Enjoy your refreshing Minke G&T as your host teaches you about the history of gin and how to differentiate between the many types of gin on the market today.

get to know botanicals

Now it’s time to get hands on! Taste, smell and touch a range of perfumed and exotic botanicals used in the process of gin making.

This is when you will decide which botanicals and what recipe you want to use to create your own unique bottle of gin.

Choose you botanicals
Crafting your gin

Crafting Your Own Gin

Armed with your selection of mouth-watering botanicals, next you move to the still-house to start the distillation process!

Here you are given your own mini-still and now you are master of your own destiny!

Your Gin Is Ready!

While your creation is distilling, learn how we make our special award-winning Minke Gin.

When you return to your mini-still, your creation will be ready for bottling and taking home.

Mink Gin Still


whale's tail restaurant
Conclude your tour with a meal in The Whale’s Tail Restaurant



Take a tour of a real working distillery.


gift vouchers
Gift vouchers available.

What fun. Top 5 star experience and great fun. We had dinner downstairs in the Whales tail. A great night. Highly recommend.  😊(Read full review.)

Deirdre O'Mahony (Google Review)

We had a fabulous two hours at the gin school. I would thoroughly recommend this tour! Thank you Clonakilty Distillery! (Read full review)

noreens354 (TripAdvisor)