Drawing inspiration from the unspoilt marine environment off the southern tip of Ireland.

You are invited to immerse yourself in a unique sensory experience by booking a behind the scenes tour of a real working distillery. This is a must see for anyone with an interest in Irish Whiskey and Gin.

Start in the one of a kind story room and learn about the history of the charming town of Clonakilty with its past of brewing and smuggling. Then learn all about the grain to glass (Whiskey) & grass to glass (Gin) distillation process, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the distillery up close & personal.

Distil your very own bottle of gin at the Gin School before browsing in the on-site gift shop. Before you leave visit the adjacent Whale’s Tail Bistro for a coffee or lunch.


  • Hands on sensory experience
  • Working whiskey and gin distillery
  • State-of-the-art visitor centre
  • The Whales Tail Restaurant showcases the very best in local West Cork artisan food

Opening Times

April to October: Monday to Sunday 10:30-18:30

November to March: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-18:30

Closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day


Admission Prices 2019

See website for admission rates

Useful Information

Visitor experience, tours, gin school, shop, & bistro on-site.

Free coach and car parking.

Getting There

Clonakilty town centre on the N71, less than an hour from Cork City

Map Location: 51.621564, -8.885929
Contact Clonakilty Distillery Visitor Experience

The Waterfront, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

Eircode: P85 EW82
T: +353 (0)23 887 8020
E: visitorcentre@clonakiltydistillery.ie
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