Micil Distillery – World Gin Awards’ Best Contemporary Irish Gin

Micil Distillery ranked among the Irish ‘Country Winners’ at the recent World Gin Awards 2022, taking home the outright prize for Best Contemporary Irish Gin for its classic Micil Irish Gin.
Micil - winner of  Best Contemporary Irish Gin at the World Gin Awards.

Micil – winner of  Best Contemporary Irish Gin at the World Gin Awards.

This follows previous medal wins at the San Francisco Spirits Awards and the World Gin Awards.

Micil Irish Gin is a luxury 42% ABV Connemara gin made using 17 botanicals including four hand-picked Connemara flowers & herbs: bog bean, bog myrtle, Heather and Hawberry. The botanicals are macerated in a hybrid copper pot still for 12 hours prior to distillation and remain in the still throughout distillation, allowing for maximum extraction of oils and infusion of flavour. Micil Distillery’s flagship gin product was recently joined by Micil Spiced Orange Gin, a re-imagination of its classic gin recipe which sold 110,000 bottles to Craft Gin Club UK in October 2021.

At just 30 years-of-age Head Distiller Jimín Ó Griallais has worked tirelessly since taking over the distilling reins at Micil. His talent and devotion to the craft of distilling is an inspiration.

“We’re delighted to win at such prestigious awards, judged blind by our peers in the spirits industry and we hope our portfolio continues to be recognised for our flavour-forward style of production,” commented Micil Distillery Co-Founder Pádraic Ó Griallais, “We’re honoured to be compared alongside many of the other Irish winners who’ve been elevating the gin category in Ireland by distilling their own unique recipes of Irish Gin.”

Micil Irish Gin is available at McCambridges of Galway, Joyces Supermarkets, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, Online at and through a wide array of independent off-licences. #ShopLocal

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