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Micil Distillery Win Best Contemporary Irish Gin at World Gin Awards 2022

Micil Distillery, Ireland’s leading craft spirits producer, are proud to announce that they were among the Irish ‘Country Winners’ at the World Gin Awards 2022 this past week, taking home the outright prize for Best Contemporary Irish Gin for their classic Micil Irish Gin. This follows on from previous medal wins at the San Francisco Spirits Awards and the World Gin Awards in the past.

Micil Irish Gin is a luxury Connemara Gin with extraordinary flavour, made using 17 botanicals including 4 handpicked Connemara flowers & herbs; bog bean, bog myrtle, heather and hawberry. All the botanicals are macerated in their hybrid copper pot still for 12 hours prior to distillation and remain in the still throughout distillation, allowing for maximum extraction of oils and infusion of flavour. This is Micil Distillery’s flagship gin product which was recently joined by Micil Spiced Orange Gin, a re-imagination of their classic gin recipe which sold 110,000 bottles to Craft Gin Club UK in October 2021. The team at Micil congratulate their Head Distiller, Jimín Ó Griallais, who has worked tirelessly since taking over the distilling reins at Micil. His talent and devotion to the craft of distilling is an inspiration, and the gins and other Irish spirits he’s producing at Micil just get better and better. At just 30 years of age we’re sure this won’t be the only award Jimín secures for our portfolio. Commenting on the award win, Micil Distillery co-founder Pádraic Ó Griallais said ‘We’re delighted to win at such prestigious awards, judged blind by our peers in the Spirits industry, and we hope our portfolio continues to be recognised for our flavour-forward style of production. We’re honoured to be compared alongside many of the other Irish winners who have been elevating the gin category in Ireland by distilling their own unique recipes of Irish Gin.’ Micil Irish Gin is available at McCambridges of Galway, Joyces Supermarkets, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, Online at and through a wide array of Independent Off-licences in Ireland.

Micil Irish Gin 700ml 42%abv RRP €42. Micil Distillery is 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

Slán go fóill,



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