You could almost stock a full bar with Cork-made booze these days.
And now there’s another local tipple to try; Clonakilty Distillery have added to their growing portfolio of spirits with the launch of a new premium Irish vodka.
Minke Irish Vodka launches today in Centra and SuperValu stores across the country and you can pick up a bottle (€33.95) just in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Distilled from whey alcohol in the distillery’s copper pot still, Minke Vodka is described as “a smooth and sophisticated spirit, offering a premium drinking experience”.
Where most Irish vodkas are distilled using a grain-based alcohol, Minke Vodka uses a whey base spirit, derived from milk produced on the ninth generation family farm. According to the distillers, using whey alcohol as the base spirit delivers a velvety mouthfeel, which coats the palate.
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As with the brand’s gin, Minke Vodka is inspired by the Minke Whale, the majestic creatures that swim wild in the Atlantic off the coast of Clonakilty.
“We are very excited to finally launch Minke Irish Vodka into the market and feel it will only enhance our reputation as a producer of premium Irish spirits.” said Michael Scully, founder of Clonakilty Distillery.
“This is a superb new release for Clonakilty and further demonstrates our commitment to innovation, while respecting tradition and craft.”