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Gold Minke

Minke Irish Vodka has scooped the Gold Award in the Smooth category at The Spirits Business Vodka Masters 2021.

 

Minke, Clonakilty's vodka debut, was launched some months ago.

Minke, Clonakilty’s vodka debut, was launched some months ago.

The vodka debut for the Cork distillery was launched some months ago and was commended by judges for having a smooth taste, “with a nice creaminess and a good balance”.

It was also noted by the panel for being “soft with a touch of peppery spice notes”.

Clonakilty Distillery utilises its natural surroundings to create the perfect environment for a maritime distillery – prime land, pristine water and salt sea air.

Paul Corbett, Head Distiller and Blender at Clonakilty Distillery revealed the secrets of success to creating Minke Vodka’s unique award-winning taste.

“We slow distill a whey-based spirit in our own pot still through a 10-meter copper coil before it reaches our condenser,” he said, “This added reflux from the coil creates an incredibly pure and clean spirit while the whey base alcohol delivers a rich and smooth velvety mouthfeel.

“Unlike most Irish vodkas, which are distilled using a grain-based alcohol Clonakilty Distillery’s Minke Vodka uses a whey-base spirit derived from milk which is produced on the ninth-generation family farm located a short distance from the distillery itself.”

As with the gin, Minke Vodka is inspired by the Minke Whale that swims wild in the Atlantic off the coast of Clonakilty.

To keep up to date with all things Clonakilty Distillery, check out Clonakilty Distillery on Twitter @clondistillery, on facebook @clonakiltydistillery and on Instagram @clonakiltydistillery.

For more information visit https://clonakiltydistillery.ie/

Minke, Clonakilty's vodka debut, was launched some months ago.

Minke, Clonakilty’s vodka debut, was launched some months ago.

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