Micil Irish Poitín is named after my great – great – great grandfather Micil Mac Chearra and created in a time-honoured tradition. Five generations have preserved the craft, producing this unique poitín spirit for family and friends. It is my privilege to share with you a spirit steeped in heritage yet of its time. Every bottle is carefully handcrafted in our micro-distillery in Galway using 100% Irish grain and bogbean botanical. From its initial hint of spice, honey and lightly toasted malt through to its smooth velvety finish, this is a poitín to truly savour.
Micil Distillery Tour
The Story of
Micil Irish Gin
Botanicals have featured in ‘uisce beatha’ (and our poitín) for centuries, and it’s no surprise that poitín and gin have a shared history. Both spirits were first distilled from wine, then grain, and infused with botanicals. Gin was a natural progression for Micil Distillery, and the importance of botanicals in our poitín has always set us apart. Our unique blend of botanicals are pot-distilled, rather than added after distillation, which creates a crisp and well-rounded flavour. Our terroir is very West of Ireland, with local ingredients to the forefront, including bog myrtle, hawberry, heather, and the same locally-picked Connemara bogbean we’ve been adding to our poitín for over 170 years.
Micil Distillery Tour:
Guided tour of the Micil Distillery with Gin and Poitín tasting.