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Micil Distillery

Micil Distillery
Departs From: Galway,
Ireland

Local Information: Galway City, Co. Galway

About Micil Distillery

  • Micil Distillery

Tour Code: 90528P3

Duration: 60 minutes

The tour focuses on the story of how Micil Distillery came to be, from the original founder Micil Chearra who started with a small stillhouse in the hills of South Connemara to the current head distiller, his great-great-great-grandson Pádraic.

You'll learn the real history of poitín and gin, how they're made, and what makes our own products so unique. You'll experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a working distillery, hear some interesting, funny and daring stories, and get to taste for yourself the products we continue to make in a time-honoured tradition: spirits steeped in heritage, yet of their time.

I'm a 6th generation distiller and I run Micil Distillery, which is named after my great-great-great grandfather, Micil. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have grown up immersed in my passion and to have the opportunity to keep the family heritage alive. I learned my craft from my grandfather who was taught it by the previous generations before him, using a family recipe over 150 years old. Micil Distillery is the first legal distillery to open in Galway in over 100 years, and remains the only operating distillery in the entire county, the product of six generations of craft experience.

You'll learn the real history of poitín and gin, how they're made, and what makes our own products so unique. You'll experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a working distillery, hear some interesting, funny and daring stories, and get to taste for yourself the products we continue to make in a time-honoured tradition.

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