REBEL CITY DISTILLERY

TIPSY TEA

Come visit the first distillery to open in almost 50 years in Cork city. Rebel City Distillery is breathing new life into a former Ford factory building, where we handcrafts, distills and bottles a unique range of spirits on-site.

Begin with a Guided Distillery Tour before learning about the Alchemy and Artistry of distillation, and the unique botanicals we use in our premium spirits, which is then  followed by freshly brewed  tea with spices from India and spiked with Maharani Gin . Enjoy a selection of finger food . Finish the experience with a complementary Gin & Tonic. Experience available only via prebookings and not available for walkins.

Experience Summary  : Guided tour of distillery + freshly brewed tea with spices from India and  spiked Maharani Gin + Selection of finger food + Complementary Gin & Tonic

Duration : 1:30 hours

Experience available  on last Saturdays of every month at 12:30 pm  and upon request .

For Private and Corporate Tours  please mail [email protected]  or call us on 021- 4966300

This is a fully functioning distillery nested in Old Ford electrical transformer building . The building was built in 1920’s and have laid dormant since 1984 -2020 . The building can be cold during winters as the building was  built to not to retain heat . Advice to wear warm clothing .

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS

Erik E
Erik E
2024-01-14
Great tour, great hosts! Amazing tour, very personal, very informative and very funny too! Had a great time and woud always come back and definitely recommend to everyone!
Niamh M
Niamh M
2024-01-14
Unique experience in the middle of the city This was my second time doing the tour and cocktail making class. We had initially booked it for December but had to change and the team were very accommodating to do so. Bhagya was so welcoming and friendly and gave us fantastic information about the building, the business and we got to see how their gin is made. We went for my Mam’s birthday and she got a free tote bag as a gift which was so kind. The intimate setting was lovely (just wrap up if you’re going in winter) and the drinks were delicious! It’s such a unique experience to have in Cork and we’ll definitely be back again!
nathan r
nathan r
2024-01-12
Sound day out An outstanding insightful experience into the world of gin, vodka and absinthe. Myself and my friend visited the distillery going in with an interest in these products but very little knowledge of how they were made. The very friendly co-owner of the company gave us an introduction into the history, scientific process and mythology surrounding the brand. She was also very generous in providing samples and answering questions along the way. Would thoroughly recommend this experience if you are visiting Cork, even if you don't have any specific interest in the gin business. 5 star experience.
Kim S
Kim S
2024-01-05
Informative tour - and delicious spirits! Maharani Gin is absolutely delicious. I was surprised to learn that it is created by hand in a small still. Learned a lot about history and distilling, and enjoyed gin and spirit tastings.
Christopher B
Christopher B
2023-12-28
Amazing Gin I would recommend a visit here to anyone. Our host one of the co-founders so welcoming and genuine. Plenty samples and a great atmosphere and an amazing product. Nicest gin I've drank, and I'm in the hospitality industry the last 25 years, try their gin I'm sure you'll agree with me.
Marina P
Marina P
2023-12-16
Gin expier Fabulous experience @Rebel City distillery with friends. Very relaxed &fun evening. Gin is beautiful 😍
Mazzermac
Mazzermac
2023-12-16
Tipsy tea Such an enjoyable visit today, loved the wonderful eclectic decor. Niamh was a lovely tour guide, personable, warm, welcoming and imaginatively informative. It was also a pure pleasure to meet Bhagya, her enthusiasm was contagious 💞💞💞 Oh and the gin is fabulous 👌 make sure you treat yourself to a bottle or two to take home.
Sadhbh N
Sadhbh N
2023-12-16
Terrific Tipsy Tea!! The experience was amazing! Niamh was so informative and passionate about the gin and really made the while experience!! 10/10 would recommend
Will P
Will P
2023-12-11
A 'Spirit' - ual revelation RCD is a revelation! Recently had the pleasure of spending a great evening with Rob and Bhagya and the crew at RCD and what a feast for the senses! The beautiful historic industrial building that houses the Distillery has been ornately decorated by the owners to give a cosy bohemian vibe where any customer would feel welcome and at home. Enjoy the masterfully crafted premium spirits to complement the effortlessly cool surroundings. You must go there!
Ellen F
Ellen F
2023-12-11
Christmas party ! Great tour great lessons in alcohol 🙂 great eduction in the absinthe 😉 Rob and Bhagya are fantastic, the place just oozes personality and heart and hard work.

GOOGLE REVIEWS

Lewis Taylor
Lewis Taylor
2024-01-14
Amazing experience! Really enjoyed learning about the brand and how they make their Gin, Vodka and Absinthe. Would even come back just to see Bhagya! Would recommend to everyone
Chara Ó Neill
Chara Ó Neill
2024-01-14
Really fun time! Everyone is So kind and super delicious drinks
Paul McLauchlan
Paul McLauchlan
2024-01-14
Our tour experience with Bhagya was intimate and informative. She was a great storyteller and welcomed us with open arms. I would definitely return for one of their other offers. The tour would be great for corporate activities. Excited to see how the Rebel City Distillery expands!
João Faria
João Faria
2024-01-14
Absolutely wonderful experience with a confortable environment and a delight of people and gin tasting to enjoy. Cheers from Portugal
Meg
Meg
2024-01-12
Had a lovely cozy tour with some wonderful gin and learnd a lot of intresting history about the facility and surrounding area. Highly recommend checking it out.
Tristan Dressler
Tristan Dressler
2024-01-12
Had a great time touring the distillery and tasting their offerings. Wonderfully aromatic gin, smooth absinthe, and a surprisingly refreshing citrus vodka. My only regret is that they don't stock Rebel City products back home. Highly recommend this tour for anyone in the area, followed by lunch at the market across the street.
Kim Saccio
Kim Saccio
2024-01-05
Informative tour - and delicious spirits!
Christopher Blake
Christopher Blake
2023-12-28
I would recommend a visit here to anyone. Our host one of the co-founders so welcoming and genuine. Plenty samples and a great atmosphere and an amazing product. Nicest gin I've drank, and I'm in the hospitality industry the last 25 years, try their gin I'm sure you'll agree with me.
Aileen McCarthy
Aileen McCarthy
2023-12-27
Had a fantastic night with family at the distillery tour and cocktail making class. I'd highly recommend it, We will definitely go back again
Kate Mccarthy
Kate Mccarthy
2023-12-27
Had such a great time last week. So great to see businesses like this opening up in cork city. Very good for big or small groups. Would highly recommend it and will definitely come back