This is our kinda’ learning experience.
A Gin School is accepting thirsty students in Clonakilty… just in time for September.
Just 30 minutes from Cork City, the Minke Gin School at Clonakilty Distillery offers a two-hour tutorial (€49 here), where every pupil goes home with the best prize: their very own bottle of gin.
You can learn how to distill your own bottle of gin while sipping on a refreshing gin cocktail, as you hear about the difference between a London dry and a pink gin, as well as the many other artisan boutique gins on the market today.
Sounds like the dream.
You’ll be a proper expert by the time you graduate too; Minke Gin School students taste, smell, and touch a range of botanicals, including juniper, rosehips, pink peppercorns, cardamom, liquorice root, fresh kiwi and orange peel as they find the mix they like and create their own recipe.
Armed with your custom selection of mouth-watering botanicals, you’ll move on to the still-house to start the distillation process with your own mini-still.
At the end, you can christen your bottle with a name, seal it and take it home.
Top marks all ’round.