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Double Gold Win for Clonakilty Single Batch Whiskey

Single Batch Double Gold

Our Clonakilty Single Batch Whiskey has won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  This comes hot on the heels of our win for Minke Gin as Best International Signature Gin at the American Distilling Institute.

Single Batch Double Gold

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the most prestigious judging event in the whiskey world.  Every expert judge on the panel awarded the Single Batch gold in a blind tasting which makes it stand equal with the finest whiskeys in the world.  We knew our Single Batch Triple Distilled was exceptionally good but it is fantastic to have it endorsed by the world’s whiskey experts and so early on in our journey. 

Single Batch whiskey double gold casks

Since its silver medal in 2018 the whiskey has been further refined by using additional cask finishes to produce a premium whiskey of exceptional value.  We take our hat off to our Master Distiller, Paul Corbett and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

Michael Scully, our Founder says: “This is a reflection of the care and attention we take with all our whiskeys and we’re absolutely over the moon about it.  We opened our visitor centre earlier this month and to win this award so early on our journey is amazing. It really shows that we have a stand out product and that the taste speaks for itself.”

Double Gold medal for Clonakilty Single Batch
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Minke Wins Best International Botanical Gin at American Distilling Institute Awards

We are in celebratory mode here at Clonakilty Distillery having won a prestigious international award for our gin. Minke Gin was named the Best International Botanical Gin by the American Distilling Institute, following a blind tasting by a panel of expert judges and we are overjoyed and immensely proud. 

Best of Category Award for Clonakilty Minke Gin

Our signature botanical used to create Minke Gin is rock samphire,  sustainably foraged from the cliffs and sea shore around the Galley Head lighthouse.  This wowed the judges and we’ll tell you more about this amazing botanical soon  ….

Our Minke Gin is inspired by the Minke whale;  this awesome ocean friend swims off our wild Atlantic coastline – once seen, never forgotten. This sight alone inspires us to cherish our natural environment that we are so lucky to have in abundance here in Ireland.

Gin School

Speaking of Gin, we must tell you about the opening of our Gin School here at Clonakilty Distillery.

Now you can experience first-hand the whole gin-making process and take home a bottle of gin that you have made yourself.  From learning all about the botanicals – herbs and spices – and choosing which ones to use for your very own unique recipe, our expert teachers will guide you on this interactive, totally unique and, most of all, fun experience.

Choose the botanicals and make your very own bottle of Gin

Gin botanicals used for personal bottle

You will bring your chosen botanicals into the distillery building to distill your own bespoke bottle of gin to take home.

Gin school gin and tonic

How to book your ticket

Sampling the gin whilst partaking in the class adds to the fun and you will come away with not just your own special personalized bottle of gin but a whole new perspective on life … before and after gin school….!!

Click here to find out more, including how to book you tickets, prices etc. or call us: 023 8878020. (https://clonakiltydistillery.digitickets.co.uk/tickets)