Micil and Cocktails at The Twelve

Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Best Wine at The Twelve in Barna, Galway
The Twelve Hotel welcomes Micil Distillery to Nóin this race week

Nóin, the chic outdoor space at The Twelve Hotel is delighted to host a Micil Distillery courtyard takeover. Launching officially on Friday 28th July, welcoming guests just in time for the upcoming Galway Races Summer Festival from 31st July to 6th August 2023.

The Twelve loves any excuse to celebrate and the Micil Distillery pop up bar offers something for everyone, with six cocktails available to sip all with a nod to the West of Ireland; such as a Connemara Cold Brew, Irish Whiskey Sour and Earls Island Old-Fashioned.

Micil distillery, the sixth-generation distillers began distilling illicit poitín in 1848 on a Connemara hillside and have since been crafting exceptional Irish spirits on the shores of Galway Bay including Connemara Irish Cream Liqueur, Micil Irish Poitín along with Irish Gin and Whiskey.

Micil Distillery and The Twelve Hotel have come together to celebrate their mutual love and passion for the bounty of their home region. 

The Twelve’s aptly named award winning restaurant, West, pays tribute to its roots with menus influenced by rural practices of foraging, fishing and fermentation techniques heavily driven by seasonality and locality with each ingredient carefully sourced to really showcase the flavours of Connemara and beyond.

Micil Distillery, who represent Ireland’s longest unbroken family distilling tradition, has a mirrored ethos, producing a primarily peated whiskey to reflect the terroir of native Connemara along with 100% Irish barley, oats, wheat, and rye sourced as close to home as possible creating a spirit with bold and pronounced personality, diverse flavour and distinct character.

Stylish and fun, Nóin at The Twelve is the perfect place to enjoy some Micil cocktails underneath the sparkling vintage Dutch chandeliers with curated playlists. The terrace is heated when required by an innovative carbon panel heating system and guests can order from The Pins Gastro Bar and peruse The Twelve’s exceptional wine list. 

To celebrate the Galway races the Micil Distillery pop up will be open every day at noon till late until Monday, 7th August and then every afternoon Friday, Saturday, and Sunday thereafter. 

Whether you’re visiting for the Galway Races, or popping in for a weekend treat, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and the best of Galway in a glass. Sláinte!