Micil Distillery Experience

Tour Overview

Our classic distillery experience focuses on the real history of poitín, Ireland’s original spirit. You’ll learn what poitín’s really made from (hint – it’s not potatoes), and how it can often share ingredients with whiskey and gin. You’ll discover why it was made illegal for so many years, and hear some stories from our own family’s illicit poitín distilling history. We’ll then take you back through the colourful history of gin, and explain exactly how a gin is made. We’ll teach you a little about botanicals, including the same Connemara ‘bogbean’ we’ve been adding to our poitín for over 170 years.

The tour takes place in the heart of our working distillery and includes three tastings – two poitíns and a gin – the very same spirits being brewed and distilled around you. It’s a fun, informative experience that’s definitely not to be missed.

  • Max 20 persons per Distillery Experience. If you have a larger group, or would prefer a private tour, please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. 
  • Micil Distillery is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • It can be a little chilly in the distillery sometimes, so bring a light jacket.
  • Due to high demand for places, once tours are booked they cannot be refunded, and tour dates cannot be changed.
  • The minimum age to taste alcohol in Ireland is 18, and proof of age may be requested.
  • Children over 12 will be admitted to tours, but must be paid for and accompanied by an adult.
  • Allow yourself about 30 minutes extra free at the end, as tours can sometimes run over slightly.