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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)