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20th Oct 2019

There’s a Gin School in Clonakilty and we reckon we’d get top marks

Sarah Finnan

If you fancy yourself as a bit of gin expert, then this is most certainly the class for you.

Located about a half-hour outside of Cork City, the Minke Gin School at Clonakilty Distillery gives gin aficionados the chance to learn all there is to know about the popular drink.

And in even better news, each pupil goes home with their very own bottle of gin. Result.

During the two-hour tutorial, students will discover how to distil their own bottle of gin all the while sipping on a refreshing cocktail of course.

Maybe you’re not too sure what London dry gin is or what sets pink gin apart from its transparent counterparts? Not to worry, as all your queries will be answered and then some.

I couldn’t agree more.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll even get the chance to familiarise yourself with a range of different botanicals that often feature in gin concoctions, including rosehips, cardamom, orange peel and pink peppercorns.

Mix and match as you choose to create your own signature recipe. After the distillation process is complete, all there’s left to do is name your bottle and give it a taste.

More information here.

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