Whiskey: Taking the Micil in fine style

The Galway-based distillery began by making poitín, then diversified into gin. Now it’s poised to launch its own whiskey this month

10th October, 2021
Whiskey: Taking the Micil in fine style
Pádraic Ó Griallais of the Micil distillery in Galway: ‘The success of our other products has allowed us to move into the next phase of our growth plan and lay down whiskey’

Food and drink are always bound by what nature bestows. Since Ireland has a general inability to grow grapes, we must make the most of our high-quality grains such as wheat, oats and barley. The malting of these cereals is extremely effective in producing beer – and, of course, whiskey.

Irish whiskey has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last decade. With nearly half of all sales in the US market, there is huge potential to...

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