REBEL CITY DISTILLERY

COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS

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 it handcrafts, distills and bottles a unique range of spirits on-site.

Begin with a guided Distillery Tour before learning the basics of Mixology and creating bespoke cocktails to enjoy in our Studio. Learn about the history of cocktails and techniques of creating a perfectly-balanced cocktail in a fun, engaging, light-hearted environment, in a stunning boutique space. Learn shaking techniques, stirring techniques, and create two custom cocktails containing products from our Rebel City Distillery Series, under the guidance and support of our Head Mixologist, Aisling Barrett.

 

This is a fully functioning distillery nested in Old Ford telectrical transformer building . The buidling 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 .

 

[email protected]

Please email for private or corporate tours

Tripadvisor Reviews
Oskar Wilczynski
Oskar Wilczynski
2022-11-27
Absolutely Amazing! The Rebel City Distillery at its finest can be described as absolutely outstanding! In essence its a boutique vanguard! A miniature ideal paving its way into the big bad world of alcohol! Although, being such a unique and valued member of the Gin World its paved its way through may obstacles all the way to where it is now! And lets say it was a tough journey! The whole team should be so ever proud of themselves, placing themselves on the map! Unique, Outstanding, Thriving, Superb and Delectable are some of the many words i can use to describe how truly amazing their products are! In addition! They produce the one and only Irish ABSINTHE. Located in the heart of Cork City!! Working out of a miniature distillery, working day and night to produce what they do best! As well as that they give you a whole tour of what they do best! Describing in extreme detail their works, you can see the second you enter that the whole team loves RCD with a passion! I had such a wonderful pleasure of being one of their guests! Ash was truly amazing at everything! From such a warm welcome, to the shear vast well of knowledge of their products. To say i was stunned and amazed would be a true understatement! Truly amazing! Inspiring! Innovative! And exciting! And to speak of the cocktail masterclass would be a sin not to express how much of an experience it is! Truly AMAZING! For any fanatic of Gin, Absinthe or any mixologist or bar person! The whole organisation is a well of knowledge!!!! Ash has been an absolute pleasure to deal with! Through knowledge, experience and humour, i do not possess words to describe how much of a valued entity she is! I cannot sing their praises high enough! Absolutely recommend this place for everyone and any one!! Its an out of this world experience!!!!
Aishah A
Aishah A
2022-11-27
Such a blast!! Honestly the best experience ever. We had a blast! Ashling was an amazing host and made us feel so welcome. What Bhagya and Rob have created is amazing and so inspiring and the story behind the gin is wonderful. Also Allie is doing a fantastic job. I've never written a review before. You gotta go visit this place. We picked it by chance and it was the best decision ever.
Caitlin C
Caitlin C
2022-11-27
Must do when visiting Cork ! Intimate cocktail masterclass & tour around the distillery. Friendly staff who made the experience - she had amazing knowledge ! Really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend. We can’t wait to drink the gin when we get back home to Wales… Thank you & see you soon !
Tibu T
Tibu T
2022-11-22
Absolutely amazing The history, the tour, and the tasting- it was a complete package, and we absolutely loved it. The gin and absinthe tasting were wonderful. The vibe and the energy in the place is lovely. We loved that we could sit and chill, enjoying the drinks.
Eilís Kelly
Eilís Kelly
2022-11-19
A great spot for team building This was a really interesting and relaxing tour, it was great to hear about the distillation process and the story of Maharani gin and absinthe. Of course the delicious drinks were well received also.
Conor D
Conor D
2022-11-15
Educational, memorable and fun! Fascinating tour in a distillery making excellent products and just as great hosts to match in Rob, Bhagya and Aisling. Will be back on my next trip to Cork for sure
Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
2022-11-13
Excellent experience Had a great evening in Rebel City distillery with Aisling! She made us some lovely drinks and the tour was excellent, very informative and so fun. Would highly recommend!
Pablo D
Pablo D
2022-11-12
Pure joy at the Rebel City Distillery I've got the joy down in my adventurous spirit having attended a Cocktail Master Class at the Rebel City Distillery. Ais, Head Mixologist was beyond expectations while showing us the enthusiasm for custom cocktails, technique and reflect the unexpected cultural mix and match from the spices and learning about the cocktail lingo. Heartily recommended this experience; ideal for those who want to learn the basic of Mixology, support local brands and be the witness of this hidden gem in Cork's docklands.
Namitha Gearty
Namitha Gearty
2022-11-03
10/10 After tasting the Maharani Gin and Ireland's first Absinthe by Cork's RCD, visiting the distillery was one in my bucket list which I ticked off couple of weeks ago. Had a fabulous time with the founders Bhagya and Robert who talked us through the process of making their products. The character of the old factory building was excellently maintained with impressive artwork by locals throughout making this a real cultural experience. If you are in Cork this is a must see.
Linus A
Linus A
2022-10-31
Knowledge, passion and great flavours We visited the distillery for the Saturday tour and loved both the gin, absinthe and the tour. We liked it so much we booked the afternoon tea and gin the day after as well, and that was equally good!Aisling was a great guide with a lot of passion, knowledge and pride over the craftsmanship behind the Rebel City Distillery.Strongly recommend both the tour and afternoon tea/gin to anyone who is visiting Cork!Hope to be able to visit you guys soon again Kind regards,Linus and Victoria(PS. We will order the Maharani Gin as soon as we set foot on Swedish ground again!)

Google Reviews

Oskar W.
Oskar W.
2022-11-28
The Rebel City Distillery at its finest can be described as absolutely outstanding! In essence its a boutique vanguard! A miniature ideal paving its way into the big bad world of alcohol! Although, being such a unique and valued member of the Gin World its paved its way through may obstacles all the way to where it is now! And lets say it was a tough journey! The whole team should be so ever proud of themselves, placing themselves on the map! Unique, Outstanding, Thriving, Superb and Delectable are some of the many words i can use to describe how truly amazing their products are! In addition! They produce the one and only Irish ABSINTHE. Located in the heart of Cork City!! Working out of a miniature distillery, working day and night to produce what they do best! As well as that they give you a whole tour of what they do best! Describing in extreme detail their works, you can see the second you enter that the whole team loves RCD with a passion! I had such a wonderful pleasure of being one of their guests! Ash was truly amazing at everything! From such a warm welcome, to the shear vast well of knowledge of their products! To say i was stunned and amazed would be a true understatement! Truly amazing! Inspiring! Innovative! And exciting! And to speak of the cocktail masterclass would be a sin not to express how much of an experience it is! Truly AMAZING! For any fanatic of Gin, Absinthe or any mixologist or bar person! The whole organisation is a well of knowledge!!!! Ash has been an absolute pleasure to deal with! Through knowledge, experience and humour, i do not possess words to describe how much of a valued entity she is! I cannot sing their praises high enough! Absolutely recommend this place for everyone and any one!! Its an out of this world experience!!!!
Aishah Akram
Aishah Akram
2022-11-27
Honestly the best experience ever. We had a blast! Ashling was an amazing host and made us feel so welcome. What Bhagya and Rob have created is amazing and so inspiring and the story behind the gin is wonderful. Also Allie is doing a fantastic job. I've never written a review before. You gotta go visit this place. We picked it by chance and it was the best decision ever.
Carolina Madarasz
Carolina Madarasz
2022-11-21
Highly recommend, the distillery tour was very informative and fun, we learned so much. Aisling was very friendly and highly knowledgeable and answered all of hour questions.
Lisa Tynan
Lisa Tynan
2022-11-16
Such a unique and interesting experience in the distillery! A great idea for team building, staff night out or just a catch up with friends. Aisling is super knowledgeable and friendly and clearly loves her job! The spirits are fabulous and the cocktails went down almost too well! thanks so much Aisling!
Conor Donoghue
Conor Donoghue
2022-11-15
Fascinating and fun tour in a distillery making excellent products and just as great hosts to match in Rob, Bhagya and Aisling. Will be back on my next trip to Cork for sure
Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
2022-11-13
Had a great evening in Rebel City distillery with Aisling! She made us some lovely drinks and the tour was excellent, very informative and so fun. Would highly recommend!
Pablo De la Medina
Pablo De la Medina
2022-11-12
I've got the joy down in my adventurous spirit having attended a Cocktail Master Class at the Rebel City Distillery. Ais, Head Mixologist was beyond expectations while showing us the enthusiasm for custom cocktails, technique and reflect the unexpected cultural mix and match from the spices and learning about the cocktail lingo. Heartily recommended this experience; ideal for those who want to learn the basic of Mixology, support local brands and be the witness of this hidden gem in Cork's docklands.
Leah Aftab
Leah Aftab
2022-11-10
We had such an incredible experience at the Rebel City Distillery, Aisling was so kind, warm and shared so much information with us. I felt so welcome in the space and thrilled to visit the distillery. You can really feel how much of a small family the team are and I can't wait to come back to one of the cocktail nights 🙂 Leah & Michele
Anthony Cowell
Anthony Cowell
2022-11-02
This is a must for Gin enthusiasts when visiting Cork City Aisling conducts an informative and interesting History and tasting of thier great Gin I could not recommend more highly
Jayasanthosh Jayachandran Nair
Jayasanthosh Jayachandran Nair
2022-11-02
A good times with beautiful Maharani from the heart of KERALA😍
0