We know this day has been a long time in the making but come the 5th of March, it’s official, Clonakilty Distillery and Visitor Experience will be open to the public. It has been the talk of the town ever since we started construction at the renowned Waterfront building here in the heart of Clonakilty. Even more so once our three specially commissioned copper pot stills were erected in the front of the building to be shown off and mesmerize passersby below.
We invite you to immerse yourself in a sensory experience like no other by availing of a behind the scenes tour of a real working distillery. On the tour you can experience all the sights, smells, and sounds associated with distilling premium Irish spirits. Our tour is a must for all those who wish to discover the world of whiskey and gin and experience first-hand a real working distillery in action.
Begin the Classic tour in our one-of-a-kind story room and learn about the history of the charming town of Clonakilty with its past of brewing and smuggling. Then learn all about the grain to glass (Whiskey) & grass to glass (Gin) distillation process, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the distillery up close & personal.
Having tasted our award-winning whiskeys on the tour, come and browse our gift shop to peruse our Whiskeys and Minke Gin and treat yourself to something special and unique. We have Distillery Specials that are exclusive to our shop and not available elsewhere. As well as our signature whiskeys, we have a unique offering of a fill your own bottle from a Cask strength Single Grain Bordeaux Finished Cask – you can personalize the label which makes the most original gift of all! You’ve heard it here first!
We look forward to welcoming you.