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Join Us For A Sensory Experience. 

Clonakilty Distillery Visitor Experience and Minke Gin School 

Located in the heart of West Cork, Clonakilty Distillery offers a unique visitor experience, a perfect stopping point along the Wild Atlantic Way. 

A sensory experience, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of a real working distillery. Learn about the influence of this environment on our spirit collection. 

Combining world-class visitor facilities, the very best in multi-media presentation and expert guides, visitors will experience first-hand the smell, sound, feel and taste of a distillery creating genuine Irish spirits.

Highlights include:

  • Behind the scenes tour, learn how whiskey and gin are crafted, Clonakilty style.  
  • Gift shop featuring a full range of whiskeys, gin and distillery exclusive bottlings. 
  • Minke Gin School, learn how to distil your own bottle of gin in a fun-filled 2-hour masterclass. 
  • Whale's Tail restaurant, offering lunch, early bird and dinner menus. 

Visitor Information

Open Year-Round


The Visitor Centre and Gin School are open from Wednesday, July 1, adhering to government guidelines.

The visitor centre will be open Wednesday to Sunday for the remainder of 2020. Tour times will continue to run at 12 noon, 2.00pm and 4.00pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and at 12 noon & 2.00pm on Sundays.

For further details and updates please advise to follow our social media platforms or check our website.

Pre-booking is advisable.

Contact Details

Clonakilty Distillery 
The Waterfront, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

T: +353 (0)23 8878020
W: www.clonakiltydistillery.ie

Closed: Christmas Day, St. Stephens Day & New Year’s Day.

Last admission: 16:00 is our last tour time for the general public. Our Distillery shop is open until 18:30.

Approx Visit Duration: approx 2hours.

Admission Prices 2020

Adult: €15
Senior: €13.50
Student (with valid ID): €13.50
Child (8-17): €10 – must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 8 - Free of Charge

Minke Gin Masterclass: €49
In a fun-filled two hours, learn how to distil your own bottle of gin at the Minke Gin School. Sip on a refreshing Minke G&T while you become a botanical expert and take your own bottle of gin home with you.

Minke Gin Masterclass with dinner: €79
Enjoy a Minke Gin School Experience plus a delicious 2-course meal and a glass of prosecco at the Whale's Tail Bistro!

Other Useful Information

All tours are guided and available in English and German. Specialist tours can also be arranged in advance, by request.

The onsite Gift Shop sells a range of Clonakilty Distillery Whiskey, Minke Gin and branded Clonakilty Distillery merchandise.  Open times are 11:00 – 18:30. 

Car park on-site as well as nearby on-street parking for coaches and cars.

Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. 

Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.  

Map Location

Located in the heart of Clonakilty and situated on the amazing Wild Atlantic Way route, Clonakilty Distillery Visitor Experience and Gin School is located less than an hour away from Cork City.

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