Micil Distillery is Galway’s first distillery to open its doors in over 100 years, and is headed up by Pádraic Ó Griallais, a 6th generation distiller passionately continuing a 150-year-old family tradition. After being banned by the British for centuries, Poitin was made legal again in 1997 and was granted EU Geographical Indicative status in 2008.
Micil Irish Poitín is crafted to an original family recipe handed down from Pádraic’s great-great-great grandfather Micil, after whom the company is named, and each batch is handmade here in Galway using the finest of ingredients and blended to exactly 44% ABV.
The Distillery will be opening a new visitor centre in the Spring of 2018, with samples, tours and talks helping give visitors an insight into the world of Micil, Poitín and Gin. The Distillery will also be formally launching their eagerly awaited Gin, a fusion of classic and local botanicals, giving a true liquid expression of Connemara and the West of Ireland.
For more information or to book a tour visit www.micil.ie, or check out Micil Poitín on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates. Visit the Micil Distillery at the Oslo Bar, 226 Upper Salthill, Galway.
Nose: A rich and fragrant nose, zingy citrus, notes of floral heather and bog myrtle perfume – like early summer in Connemara.
Palate: A fresh burst of citrus, complemented by drier juniper notes. Sweet notes of liquorice give way to gently warming notes of spice.
Finish: the finish is clean, semi-dry, reassuringly refreshing and lingering.