This gin comes from the first distillery in Galway to open its doors in over 100 years. Padraic is a 6th generation distiller and the first person in his family to distil spirits legally! Originally a poitín distilling family, laws prevented his ancestors from making poitín legally and it was only in 1997 that it was legalised again.
Padraic’s grandfather Micil began distilling in 1848 and he operated the Connemara Stillhouse. In 2016 Padraic, who inherited his craft directly from his grandfather Jimmi, opened Micil Distillery in tribute to the great Micil. Padraic produces a range of poitín products made from 100% Irish grain, and this month’s award-winning Micil Irish Gin.
They distil now the same way they’ve always done, by hand and in small batches, using local Connemara botanicals and unique family recipes. Every bottle is labelled and bottled by hand at the distillery.