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Micil Distillery

95 reviews
Galway, Ireland
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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.
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Micil Distillery Experience
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$18.17 per adult
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Immerse yourself in the history of the Micil Distillery on this tour and tasting in Galway. Explore the distillery with a guide to see how poitín (a traditional Irish distilled beverage) and gin are made and learn the family history of the distillery. After the tour of the working distillery, you'll get to taste some of the products and opt to purchase some as souvenirs.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With Pádraic, you will be guided through historical and manufacturing process of true Irish Whiskey and Gin. Micil's Poitín and Gins are delicious, mixed with quality ingredients for a perfect cocktail. You will have a full tasting and smelling, very informative experience. Micil is made...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Micil Distillery tour is excellent, well worth a visit if you’re in Galway for a few days or even if you live in Galway. A really interesting tour which gives an overview of the production and history of Poitin & gin. Padraic is a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a tour guide, Pádraig is knowledgeable, easy to follow and happy to answer any of your questions. So as not to provide any spoilers, the tour itself is just the right length of time, and attendance size not too large. We will definitely be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank linda_mason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was the least expensive tour I booked in my trip to Galway but it was one of the most enjoyable. Padraic was friendly and incredibly knowledgeable! He made you feel right at home and I learned a lot about not only the product...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravelingIreland7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this distillery tour, I’m Irish and can honestly say I learned a lot from Pádraic. The poitín and gin are very nice, the history of both was delivered with great flair and enthusiasm also. Highly recommend this for anyone, you don’t need to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank caitrionam_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, lively and engaging presentation at Micil Distillery. It is a very personal and personable account of the development of the distillery from Pádraic. Well worth a visit and the tasting is great too. Guinness is good for you but Poitín is better - it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClonardCommuter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic visit to the Micil Distillery. Padraic did a great job of being informative and humorous of the history of Poitin and also the Micil family distillery. Only distillery Tour that I have done that involved zero walking!!!! Great fun, would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank howardm44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our tour on st Patrick’s day. Padraics talk was really interesting - it was long but he held our interest the entire way through, his family history made such a good story, with little anecdotes and stories added in....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tortolaferry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great insights into the history and origins of Poitín- Whiskey and Gin. Padraic is a great guide and entertainer. The tasting was unique. Strongly recommended! Sláinte - from Germany - Nuremberg

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NordlichtDoKa
Reviewed April 17, 2019

We had an excellent experience at the Micil Distillery - Pádraic the tour guide was so educated and easy to listen to; we learnt about the history, myths, and production of both Poitín and Gin - we even got to taste both drinks! We would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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