It’s no secret that Galway is home to some seriously impressive distilleries that are always pushing themselves to bring new exciting and innovative experiences to the people of Galway and beyond. The distilleries you’ll find listed below go above and beyond in their offerings of tours and tastings which are both educational and entertaining, in addition to stocking their refreshing products in bars and restaurants nationwide. Discover it all right here.
Built within a restored nineteenth century mill, guests can taste and tour their way around the state-of-the-art Ahascragh Distillery, exploring whiskey and gin production from grain to glass and the history of an old mill. Their range of products include the award-winning Xin Gin and Clan Colla. This is Ireland’s first zero-emissions distillery and offers a unique experience for all whiskey and gin enthusiasts and those interested in history, tradition and craftsmanship. All Ahascragh Distillery tours are fully guided and finish with a tasting of their award-winning whiskeys and gin, creating memories and tastes that will linger long after your visit. Book your tour here.
Chapel St, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe / more here
Led by Pádraic Ó Griallais, a 6th generation distiller. Micil Distillery traces its roots back to 1848, when Pádraic’s great-great-great grandfather, Micil Mac Chearra, began producing poitín from a small stillhouse in Connemara.They distil now the same way they’ve always done, by hand and in small batches, using local Connemara botanicals and unique family recipes. Offering pre-booked tours, tastings and distillery experiences, at Micil you can enjoy a fully guided, up-close and personal insight into their distillery. Book your tour here. They produce a wide range of products including whiskey, gin, poitín and cream liqueur.
226 Upper Salthill, Galway / more here
Tribe Irish Gin School
Ireland’s largest Gin School began during the Covid pandemic by four friends who wanted to bring a new experience to Galway City. Located in the seaside Salthill, aside from enjoying the refreshing taste of their gin, at the award-winning Tribe Gin School you opt to join their tasting tours or masterclasses. Their Gin School Masterclass will give you the chance to learn about the Gin distilling process and how different botanicals, citrus fruits, florals and spices can influence the flavour of gin and from there you can create, distil and bottle your own unique gin recipe to bring home with you. Book these experiences here.
139 Upper Salthill Rd, Galway / more here
Now that you’ve had your fill of the distilleries in Galway, head over to the link here to discover our article on Galway’s best breweries.
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