Clonakilty Distillery Tasting Tour
Fernhill House Hotel

West Cork Whisky & Gin Tour

Whiskey & Gin Tour

Opened in 2019, Clonakilty Visitor Experience Centre is located in the heart of Clonakilty town by the famous Whale's Tail landmark on the bay front. Fully guided tours are available several times a day, and include tutored tastings of the Clonakilty Distillery premium whiskey and gin. Visitors are treated to a hands-on experience, and can witness the distillation of gin and whiskey in a real working distillery. 

In the summer of 2019, they opened the Minke Gin School, the only gin school in Munster, and second in Ireland. Learn to make your own custom flavoured gin to take home. A fun and interactive experience for any gin lover. Become a botanical expert and distill your recipe on miniature stills using the same whey gin that is used in Clonakilty Distillery's own Minke gin. A fun and interactive experience for any gin lover.

More information can be found here: Clonakilty Distillery


We loved the gardens. We had dinner in the restaurant one evening and it was delicious, a real taste of West Cork. We had a fabulous time. Will return again.


Gorgeous hotel, very comfy beds, staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Beautiful gardens and delicious food. Only a few minutes from the town centre. Will happily stay here again.


The staff were friendly and efficient. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hotel, the gardens are a joy. We really enjoyed our stay will definitely return x


Everything about the place was amazing. My only problem was that my stay was one night. I will be back for a longer stay next time. I would give them a 10/10 rating. Excellent


The hotel's staff were very welcoming. Fabulous location overlooking Clonakilty from the west. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very relaxing. The food was delicious and everything homemade. A great hotel to chill-out in.