Hinch Distillery sits in the heart of Co.Down, about 25 minutes outside of Belfast – a fairly new distillery, we opened to the public June 2021. We offer a variety of experiences for the public, corporate parties and travel groups.
Our Whiskey tours are a feast for your five senses and last approximately one hour. You hear some history, see the production process, learn about maturation and get to sample some of our award-winning whiskies at the end in our exclusive tasting bar.
Our tour capacity is 16 persons, if dealing with larger groups we split them and start each tour on a 10-minute increment. For group discount prices the minimum number is 16, the maximum 48 approx.
When booking you have two options:
- A Classic tour – two tastes of whiskey; Our Small Batch Bourbon Cask and 5-Year-Old Double Wood. £21.50 per head/ group price £19.50/Contracted Cruise and Coach £17.50
- A Premium tour – four tastes of whiskey , adding to the above our 10-Year-Old Sherry Cask Finish and Single Peated Malt. £32 per head/ group price £29/ Contracted Cruise and Coach £24
We also offer a Non-tasting option, for drivers/under 18’s, at £10.50 per person, offering a soft drink in the tasting bar.
A combination of classic, premium and non-tasting can be made on the same tour, the same information is given throughout, the only difference is how much you want to drink at the end.
We also offer our Gin School Experience. Students of the Gin School are given a Ninth Wave Gin and tonic on arrival, our multi award winning Irish Gin. In the tasting bar you will be walked through the different botanicals used in the Ninth Wave, hear some fun facts around the history of gin and see how gin is made. Then get to make your own personal 500ml bottle of Gin to take home, flavoured completely to your taste. The Experience is 1.5 – 2hours long. We can accommodate groups of up to 18 at £45per head/ group pricing £40 with minimum booking of 12 people.
With the same information an hour long Gin tasting tour is also available , however instead of making your own bottle to take home, you get to taste three Gins at different strengths alone and with tonic. Ninth Wave Irish Gin 43%, The Export 46%, Hinch Navy Gin 57%. Our tour capacity is 16 persons, if dealing with larger groups we split them and start each tour on a 10-minute increment. For group discount prices the minimum number is 16, the maximum 48 approx. £30 per head/ group price £27/ contracted Cruise and Coach £24.
For smaller more intimate groups, we have a Some Like it Hot interactive experience, 90 minutes.- Hearing the history of a traditional Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee, crafting each with guidance, learning which of our Time Collection whiskies marry into these drinks the best and how every whiskey has an occasion. £32.50 per head, max 10pax.
A warehouse Cask Tasting tour will hopefully be available by May (price tbc) – a tour of the distillery then up for a glimpse of the warehouse and getting to taste the liquid gold from 3 casks picked out by our head distiller. Max pax 10. 2 hour experience approx. Confirmed details to follow as soon as possible.
Tours can be arranged between 10am – 5pm, Monday – Sunday. Other times outside these hours may be available on discussion. A combination of tours may also be booked to create a day package with lunch/ dinner in-between.
On site there is also a beautiful Brasserie, private dining rooms and event spaces. Tour and meal packages are also available, further details/sample menus can be given on request.