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The Hinch Distillery sits in the heart of the County Down countryside. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about local distilling traditions on guided tours.

Everything has been designed not only to produce world class whiskey and gin, but also to provide visitors an up-close view of the whole process. Upon arrival you will be met by one of Hinch's professionally trained tour guides. Your guide will take you on a fun, informative and hands-on journey starting in the beautiful Ingredients Room, then to the impressive Mash House, Still House and Spectrum Room. Finally you will be invited to relax in one of their tasting rooms where you will have a chance to sample some wonderful whiskeys, inspired by the distilling traditions and skills exchanged over the centuries during the ebb and flow of Gaelic peoples across the Irish Sea.

You will gain an appreciation for the skills and craftsmanship required to make world renowned Irish whiskey and of course have an opportunity to ask questions. There are two tasting tours to choose from lasting approximately one hour each.

Of course, Hinch Distillery is also renowned for producing the multi-award winning Ninth Wave Irish Gin, which is inspired by a love of Irish mythology, its links to the sea and the role it has played throughout the history of this country. Hinch have designed a unique experience for gin enthusiasts. Not only do you get the opportunity to see and learn how gin is produced, the importance of the recipe development, botanical ingredients, the distilling process and a tasting, but you will also get the chance to make your own personalised gin to take home with you. The gin school evening experience lasts approximately ninety minutes. Having made your own gin masterpiece you can order additional bottles which will be produced to your specific recipe, bottled with a personalised label and which you can arrange to collect or have delivered at a later date. Along with their Whiskey Tours and Gin School they also have a seasonal winter offering Some Like It Hot- a Hot Toddy and Irish Coffee masterclass. Learning to make the perfect serve of two well know drinks with not so well known histories.

Hinch also boasts a lovely coffee shop in the Visitor Centre serving teas, coffees and tray bakes alone with some savoury light lunch options, and a gift shop, where you can, of course, purchase from their range of whiskeys and gin.

All tours can be booked through their website and private groups can also be catered for, contact them on tours@hinchdistillery.com
  • 19 Carryduff Road
  • Ballynahinch
  • Down
  • BT27 6TZ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Hinch Distillery is a bold new distiller of whiskey, drawing upon the tradition of centuries of Irish whiskey production.
  • Hinch Ninth Wave Gin is a multi-award winner.
  • Hinch coffee shop has a delicious range of options
  • Hinch gift shop stocks a range of quality gifts including a full range of Hinch whiskeys and Ninth Wave gin.
  • Hinch Distillery is playing it’s part in the resurgence of the Irish whiskey industry.
  • Tour Prices

    Classic whiskey tasting tour £18 per person

    Premium whiskey tasting tour £27 per person

  • Covid Regulations

    Temporary reduction in tour sizes from 16 to 10.

    One-way system around the distillery, including entry and exit.

    Guests are asked to wear face coverings whilst indoors (medical exemptions apply); guides wear face visors.

    Touchpoints and surfaces are being sanitised following every tour.

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