Micil Irish Gin is a luxury Connemara Gin with extraordinary flavour, handcrafted in Galway by a family of 6th generation poitín distillers using wild Connemara flowers and herbs. It’s handcrafted in tiny batches with local ingredients to the fore including bog myrtle, hawberry, heather and bogbean. Tasting notes of fragrant Connemara heather and citrus nose, with notes of bog myrtle, lemongrass, warm spice, and a smooth, silky finish.
Skellig Six18’s pot distilled gin is made in small batches and hand finished at the distillery in Cahersiveen. The local botanicals include yarrow (which was traditionally worn by pilgrims to protect them on their journeys), fresh douglas fir needles, birch sap and a pinch of dilisk; the distillates are slowly blended to give that integrated taste with a mineral finish and pink citrus notes, which complements food so well – an excellent aperitif.
Inis Cléire 3 SQ. MILES Irish Coastal Gin is made by Cape Clear Island Distillery, Ireland’s first offshore Gaeltacht distillery, which is located on Cape Clear Island off the west coast of Cork. The gin is blended with locally sourced botanicals such as fuchsia, honeysuckle and laminaria digitata, a form of kelp found growing on the island seashore. The gin gets its name from the island which is just 3 miles long and just 1 mile wide, and islanders have created their own distinctive blend of aromatic gin, with a creamy mouth feel, hints of sweet honeysuckle and a spicy peppered finish.
Our island is one of doers; we don t just dream of ideas, but work hard to realize our goals. It s Ireland s southernmost inhabited island and is proudly Gaeltacht (designated Irish speaking). It s also an island that, like all Irish offshore islands, has experienced population decline over the years due to a lack of employment opportunities. Cape Clear Island has 130 full time residents and our school has seven students. Several years ago, some islanders got together to discuss the idea of building a distillery.