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Micil Distillery

65 reviews
About Micil Distillery
Experience the sights, sounds, smells & tastes of a working poitin and gin distillery at Galway's first distillery in over 100 years. Learn about the craft and history of poitin and gin on one of our guided tours and tastings.
Galway, Ireland
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Micil Distillery
US$18.46 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very informative and very enjoyable tour. Great experience overall and great craic. Well worth the tasters

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lisac19967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Padraic was absolutely fantastic as a tour guide and a story teller. He's a fountain of knowledge when it comes to gin, poitín and the origins of spirits. It was great to listen to him while we had tasters of gin and poitín. His stories...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SaeraF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

what a brilliant tour with lots of history of potín distilling. Not suited for children Loved the gin

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tommy K
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Micils Irish poitin distillery tour was fantastic. Padraic knows his stuff and keeps you hooked the whole way through. The story is so interesting. Had we not lived in England and only taken handluggage we definitely would have taken a bottle home! Well done to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 335jamieh
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

We found the distillery by accident searching for things to do and as we had never been to one decided to go along. We were not disappointed. Padraic is a fantastic story teller and made the history behind poitin and gin really interesting. He really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tinkerbella94
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable and informative visit to the distillery. Padraig is a great teller of stories and history. As an Irish person I thought I knew a fair bit about Poitin but it turns out I didn't and I learned loads on this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sorchaGalway
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I went on this tour with Padraic. He is a true gent and a great host and he really knows his stuff. He provides you with a great insight into the distilling process of poitin and gin and also provides you with a few samples...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Definitely the best thing I did in Ireland! My only regret is that I didn't bring home a bottle of the gin. So if you're reading this review and coming to Seattle after visiting Galway, please, *please*, bring me a bottle! Not only do they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

I've down plenty of brewery tours around Europe and bourbon trail in Kentucky, however none held my attention for longer than tens mins and was just there for the tastings. Micil distillery tour was epic. You learn in an interactive way of tasting and smelling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CasaFresh
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Moved back to galway in April and have been trying to get to go to the micil distillery since it opened and finally last week our schedules allowed us too. Growing up in Ireland my perception of poitin mostly from my dad was it will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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