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Discover the award-winning Maharani Gin at Cork Airport, crafted by Rebel City Distillery with spices sourced from an Indian women’s cooperative. This exceptional gin offers a unique and authentic flavor profile. Don’t miss the chance to grab a bottle and experience the exquisite taste of Rebel City’s creation.
Rebel City Distillery is proud to announce that we have received the highly esteemed 2023 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, recognizing our commitment to providing exceptional guest experiences. Nestled within a captivating art deco former Ford factory building, our distillery offers a unique blend of alchemy and artistry. Immerse yourself in our immersive distillery tours, cocktail classes, Tipsy tea, and Ireland’s only Absinth experience. With our multi-award-winning Maharani Gin and the silver award-winning Absinthe, you’re in for a truly unforgettable experience. Join us at Rebel City Distillery, the premier destination for Things to do in Cork city.
We are delighted to share the exciting news that our founder, Bhagya Barrett, has been honored with the prestigious Hi Style VILLA MARIA WOMEN OF VISION AWARDS 2023 in the creative business women category. This recognition highlights Bhagya’s exceptional contributions to the spirits industry and serves as an inspiration to all aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us in celebrating her well-deserved achievement and the empowerment of women in business
Discover the exquisite taste of Rebel City Distillery’s award-winning Absinthe, recognized with a prestigious silver medal at the World Drinks Awards. Crafted in small batches with a limited production of only 150 bottles, our Absinthe offers a well-accessible and perfectly balanced flavor profile that has captivated judges and enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of Absinthe with our exclusive “Chase the Fairy” experience, available on the first Saturday of every month. Indulge in the unique history and lore of this iconic spirit while savoring the finest Absinthe Ireland has to offer. Whether enjoyed on its own or in our recommended signature serve, the Uleyssus Mule, Rebel City Distillery’s Absinthe is an essential addition to any spirits aficionado’s collection.
Join us on our journey as Rebel City Distillery, one of the Top 3 emerging companies in Cork city, as recognized by the Cork Chamber 2023 awards. Through the challenges of the pandemic, we have grown and thrived, thanks to the incredible support of the Cork community. Our commitment to quality artisan products and the warm embrace from local businesses have been the pillars of our success. Discover how every bottle purchase and every shared memory have contributed to our growth, making us proud to be part of Cork’s vibrant tapestry. Together, we continue to create exceptional experiences and celebrate the spirit of Cork city.
This is our second year making this fabulously Maharani Hot Gin Chai and we want to share the recipe with you!
Today we want to showcase cocktails from our Maharani Mixology Competition that suit the winter mood.
To celebrate Indian Independence Day, 15 August, we’d like to share some cocktail recipes inspired by the connections between India and Ireland, just like Maharani Gin.
Made in Ireland and spiced in Kerala, India. Maharani reﬂects the unexpected connections and cultural vibrancy of modern Ireland. For St Patrick’s Day 2021 we commissioned a Maharani Gin cocktail that reflects the coming together of cultures, a modern Ireland that...
Looking for some special nibbles to pair your Maharani Gin with over Christmas and New Year? How about Cornflake Chivda.
Looking for some Christmas nibbles to pair with your Maharani Gin? You must try these Black Pudding & Apple Sausage Rolls.
Try this Monkfish Curry with your next Maharani Gin & tonic! The pairing of food with gin is gaining popularity with #ginstronomy as the culinary experts are now matching the complex botanicals with their favourite foods. Maharani Gin pairs particularly well with spicey food, savoury nibbles, fish, and cheese.
We are excited to announce that this year we are teaming up with Schweppes for first ever SCHWEPPES BORN SOCIAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION.The prize is an all-expenses X2 night trip to London Cocktail Week in Oct with Schweppes Brand Ambassador - @schweppes_shelly ....
To support the bar trade fully reopening in 2022 we are running a special Maharani Mixology Competition with a prize of a €500 one for all voucher. The theme of the competition is ‘Rebel’, going against the grain, the revolutionary and the rebellious. Liberating...
#MaharaniMixologyCompetition For St Patrick’s Day 2021 Rebel City Distillery are commissioning a Maharani Gin cocktail that reflects the coming together of cultures, a modern Ireland that embraces its roots and takes inspiration from around the world. Made in Ireland...
Rebel City Distillery had an incredible debut at the Cork Summer Show 2023, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. Our participation in this esteemed event allowed us to engage with the community, raise brand awareness, and connect with fellow producers. Organized by the Munster Agricultural Society, the Cork Summer Show has a rich history dating back to 1806. We look forward to returning next year for another remarkable experience
We are super thrilled with the opportunity we had to be at National Ploughing and World championship 2022 . Representing Cork city at Local Enterprise Village was such an honour .This would not have been possible without support from Cork Local Enterprise Office ....
Speaking about the pandemic in India, Rebel City Distillery’s Co-Founder, Bhagya Barrett said, “Our minds and hearts are with all the people suffering throughout my homeland. So far, the situation in Kerala is faring better than many other parts of India but my heart is breaking seeing the national death toll rise each day. We wanted to contribute in some small way and have decided to raffle a Maharani Gin Gift Box and a selection of Indian art.”