Skellig Six18 Distillery
Skellig Six18 Distillery
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsDistilleries
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Experience the magic of our coastal Distillery & Visitor Center in Cahersiveen, where the rugged mountains harmonize with the vast sea. Immerse yourself in the world of Skellig Six18, where every exquisite drop of our Irish Pot Distilled Gin is meticulously crafted and bottled. Uncover the captivating journey that led to the creation of this unparalleled Irish Gin. Elevate your senses through an enchanting Gin and Whiskey tasting adventure. Delve into our ambitious plans for Irish Whiskey, as we unveil our deep connection to the land and its people. Discover the true essence of savoring the voyage. Curiosity piqued? Drop by our distillery shop and explore a treasure trove of unique gifts, showcasing the artistic prowess of Irish Designers. Alternatively, embark on an immersive Distillery tour.
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  • Keth E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour
    Detailed and informative tour, with a knowledge and friendly guide, with tasting at the end. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was also a good range of products to buy in the shop as well, if so wished to do so. The shop can be visited, without taking the tour.
    Hi Kethe2021, Thanks for your visit and kind words. I will share your feedback with our team who are all very proud of what we do here. We hope to see you again. Le meas, Tony
    Written 5 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Marie
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended tour and tasting!!
    We were greeted by a wonderful lady called Stephanie at the door, she was helpful and always smiling and made us feel so welcome. Our guide Tony was so passionate about giving the tour and explained everything really well and made the whole group laugh a lot. Fantastic staff all round! It was a thrilling experience and the tasting was delicious. I would highly recommend this experience and of course the products - the gin and whiskey are made with local ingredients and you can taste the honest journey of it in every drop. I'll definitely be back again. Can't recommend it enough!!
    Hi AnnieMTs Thanks for your visit, it was my pleasure to guide your group and I'm delighted that you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Tony
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Max T
    Igualada, Spain6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Experience - Entertaining and Informative
    Fantastic experience - the tour was given by our guide Toni, whose extensive knowledge about every detail of the process coupled with a jocular sense of humour had all of us tuned in and listening from start to finish. The tour started with a little history and geography where we leqarned the "why" and continued with the more technical side - the "how". The best part was of course the tasting. We were treated to both a G&T and a whiskey and were told about how to tell the difference between a good and a bad spirit. To sum it up, it was an entertaining, educational and informative experience that I would definitely recommend when visiting the local area.
    Hi Max Thanks for your visit and review. It was my pleasure to guide your group through the distillery. Come again any time. Slainte! Tony
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Tara
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 experience !
    The skellig six18 distillery is one you have to add to your bucket list when in Kerry. It was the best tour I have been on in a very long time. The highlight was the staff (Stephanie and Tony) who were incredibly welcoming, knowledgable and professional! You will learn all about whiskey and gin production but in a lighthearted tone. We laughed throughout our visit as tony is a natural entertainer! As a history fan I loved how the tour was able to provide an accurate and detailed account of the story of the skelligs aswell as that of the distilling history in Ireland. Thanks for a great tour, I will be recommending you to everyone I meet !!!👌🏽👌🏽
    Hi Tara Thanks for your review. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the distillery and we are delight you all enjoyed the experience. Come back any time! Slainte. Tony
    Written 18 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Meritxell V
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful experience, with a perfect guide
    James was a delightful guide, translating most things in spanish for the ones who didn't speak English. He explained us the history of the place before the distillery was established. Then he told us about the process of whiskey and gin making. It was really fun and we learned a lot. Everything topped with a tasting of whiskey.
    Hi MeritxellVC Thanks for your visit and review. I will share your kind words with James. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour and, of course, our whiskey! We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Tony
    Written 14 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Isaacki
    Cork, Ireland238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyably experience.
    We had a very enjoyable tour it was very informative and good fun. What I thought I knew about gin turned out to be zero :) Our guide was very entertaining ( unfortunately I did not get her name ) we did the whiskey 🥃 tasting and it was so nice. Definitely worth doing.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Jannie v
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Six18 star review
    We had an amazing tour by a great lady with German roots, a great sense of humor and loved Italy. We come from The Netherlands and she thanked us for The Gin the Dutch invented. The surroundings are amazing and your prospects for the future are amazing! We bought a bottle of your whiskey for our dear friend and I have sent a photo to enter the competition!
    Hi 564janniev Thanks for your visit and review. I will pass your kind words to Kathi. We do like to have fun here and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Le meas, Tony
    Written 19 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Yvonne D
    Chesapeake, Virginia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Excellent Tour With Katie
    We were in Killarney, Ireland and visited the distillery. Katie did a wonderful job explaining the process, the short movie was great and the samples were excellent. We can order online and they will ship to the US! A great trip while in Ireland!!
    Hi Yvonne Thanks for your visit and review. I will pass your kind words to Katie. I hope those bottles of Skellig Six18 have arrived in the US! Le meas, Tony
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Kevin O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A South Kerry Gem
    Definitely worth a visit when you’re visiting South Kerry. The tour was captivating from start to finish. The Gin and whiskey tasting is a must at the end. Lots of quality merchandise and souvenirs to purchase. All the staff makes you feel welcomed and at home.
    Hi X2930OZkevino Thanks for your visit and review. We are always delighted to know that our visitors feel at home in our distillery. Hope to see you again. Le meas, Tony
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Elena B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent excursion to the places where the alcoholic drink was created
    We went on a tour of the Skelling Six 18 Distillery in Cahersiveen. I enjoyed the friendly meeting. An interesting story about the history of whiskey creation. An example is the combination methods that create the taste of these drinks, known throughout the world. And, of course, tasting different types of whiskey and gin)) I liked the taste of the gin. I advise you to visit Skelling Six 18 Distillery for a better understanding of the history of this place and the creation of drinks! Olena
    Hi Olena Thanks for your visit and review. We are always delighted to know people enjoy our gin as much as we enjoy making it. Le meas, Tony
    Written 18 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
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Amanda C
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a really good distillery tour with lots of information on the specifics of making true Irish whiskey and gin. Staff was super friendly and the tastings were amazing. Picked up a few bottles before heading back home.
Written 30 March 2024
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Jane U
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This was the highlight of a wonderful trip to this gorgeous area around Caherciveen. Lovely tour guide who was welcoming and very informative. Really enjoyed learning about the distillery process. Especially liked the testing area where you could experience the scent of the different ingredients. The highlight of course was the tasting. I have always liked the Skellig Six18 gin but was blown away by the whiskies. I know what to get all my Whisky lovers for Christmas now. Thank you!
Written 4 December 2023
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1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Spent a beautiful weekend in Cahirciveen. Highlight of the trip was the visit and tour of Skellig Distillery. Amazing, informative and interesting. I can truly say the whiskey is on another level to what I have ever tasted before.
Written 3 December 2023
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Mary D
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Lovely tour and very informative. Great guide and will go back next time in the area. Gin is so good! Shop excellent and I got great gifts.
Written 3 December 2023
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Sandra H
Thompsonville, MI276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We didn't book a tour the day that we stopped, but I'll make sure to do so next time when we are passing by to make a day trip of the Skellig Ring. The staff was very helpful in explaining their spirits during the tasting, and their distillery is absolutely stunning. Named after the number of steps that it takes to climb Skellig Michael Island, we really enjoyed our brief visit.
Written 2 November 2023
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Hi Sandra Thanks for your visit and review. We look forward to your next visit! Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
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Mary W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Skellig Six18 Distillery is a must on your South Kerry trip. Just off the N70, there was easy parking outside and our pre booked tour was given by Tony, a fun ‘whisky buff’!! Great in-house & online gift shop - ideal for Christmas presents etc !! 🥃☘️
Written 28 October 2023
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Hi Mary Many thanks for your visit. It was my pleasure to guide you through Skellig Six18 distillery. Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
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Bernard Oppong A
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The History behind Irish whiskey was uncovered.. Well elaborated by Tony. Skellig Six18 Distillery vintage whiskey and gin is second to none.
Written 27 October 2023
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Hi Bernard Thanks for your visit. It was my pleasure to guide you through our distillery and we are delighted you enjoyed our gin and whiskey. Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
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Viktoriia F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
My tour of the Skellig Six18 Distillery was a fantastic experience. The intimate setting and informative tour gave us a real insight into the distillation process. The whiskey and gin tasting that followed was a true highlight, showcasing the distillery's high-quality spirits. The staff's passion and expertise added a personal touch to the visit, making it a memorable journey into the world of Irish spirits. I highly recommend this tour for a genuine taste of Ireland's finest. What made it even better was the variety of souvenirs available – from unique glassware to beautifully crafted labels. It's the perfect place to bring home a piece of Irish craftsmanship and unforgettable memories.
Written 27 October 2023
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Hi Viktoriia Many thanks for your visit and kind words. I will share your review with the entire Skellig Six18 team. Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
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Kateryna N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I had a fantastic time during my visit to Skellig Six 18 distillery. The tour was not only enjoyable but also educational, thanks to the knowledgeable guide. It was interesting to know more about the whiskey and gin production process. Additionally, I was impressed by how the distillery incorporates the rich local history into their business approach
Written 27 October 2023
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Hi Katernya Thanks for your visit and review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your visit. Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
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Elena B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went on a tour of the Skelling Six 18 Distillery in Cahersiveen. I enjoyed the friendly meeting. An interesting story about the history of whiskey creation. An example is the combination methods that create the taste of these drinks, known throughout the world.
And, of course, tasting different types of whiskey and gin))
I liked the taste of the gin.
I advise you to visit Skelling Six 18 Distillery for a better understanding of the history of this place and the creation of drinks!
Olena
Written 27 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Olena Thanks for your visit and review. We are always delighted to know people enjoy our gin as much as we enjoy making it. Le meas, Tony
Written 18 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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