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Micil Distillery Unveil Four New Exceptional Irish Spirits to Close Out 2021

Micil Distillery, Ireland’s leading craft Irish Spirits producer, are proud to unveil the results of 18 months of innovation and development graft, creating an extensive new portfolio of products.

Continuing on from an exciting year which saw the laying down of Galway’s first whiskey in over 100 years and the launch of their superb Síolta Mhicil Cask Ownership offering, they are now extending their range and launching into 2 new spirits categories with 4 new releases of two Whiskeys, an Irish Cream Liqueur and a Spiced Orange Gin.

Micil Irish Whiskey

The new independently sourced, finished and bottled range of Micil Whiskeys was developed through sourcing mature stocks of Irish Whiskey and maximising their influence on the flavour creation through blending and unique cask iterations. Micil are bringing their 170 years of craft knowledge and resourcefulness to the whiskey category, creating exceptional Irish Whiskey with diverse flavour and distinct character.

Micil Inverin Small Batch Blended Irish Whiskey

46%abv 70cl

RRP €45

A five-part peated blend with a triple cask finish. Inspired by Micil’s rich distilling heritage, it embodies the fruity spice of the finest Connemara ‘fuisce’ and the peat smoke of the illicit stills & kilns of Inverin.

Batch 1 limited to 8,580 bottles.

Micil Earls Island Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

46%abv 70cl

RRP €55

A fruity, spicy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey enriched by Bordeaux red wine casks, with hints of soft turf smoke from ex-peated whiskey casks. It pays homage to the great Galway distilleries of the past, and to the Latin wine merchants of old who made the city their home.

Batch 1 Limited to 1,140 bottles.

Micil Connemara Irish Cream Liqueur

17%abv 70cl

RRP €29

Micil Irish Cream is a West of Ireland take on an Irish Classic. A luxurious blend of sweet Irish Whiskey, rich Irish cream and smooth Connemara poitín from the Micil Distillery in Galway. Inspired by an old family recipe (handwritten as Gaelige on the neck strap), and drawing on a long Connemara tradition of drinks made with cream, honey and a drop of poitín. Made using Micil Irish poitín distilled with 100% malted Irish Barley.

Micil Spiced Orange Gin

42%abv 70cl

RRP €42

A reimagining of our classic gin, distilled with handpicked Connemara flowers and herbs, and enriched with vibrant orange zest and warm rounded spice. Handcrafted by the Micil family at Galway’s only distillery.

Initially launched as a collaboration with Craft Gin Club UK in October 2021 where 110,000 bottles were purchased.

All products will be available from McCambridges of Galway, Celtic Whiskey Shop & online at from December 2nd 2021.

About Micil Distillery:

Micil Distillery are Galway’s only operational distillery, producing Galway’s first whiskey in over a century. Production at the distillery is headed up by brothers Pádraic & Jimín Ó Griallais, sixth generation Connemara poitín distillers and direct descendants of Micil Mac Chearra, the family’s original distiller.

For over 170 years the family craft has been handed down through each generation using Irish, which is still the spoken language at the distillery today, and the Micil family represents Irelands longest unbroken family distilling tradition.

‘Sixth Generation Connemara distillers with a unique 170-year illicit heritage, continuing to craft exceptional Irish spirits while forging a new legacy for whiskey in Galway’

For more information on Micil Distillery & their award winning products visit

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