Rebel City Distillery, makers of the multi-award-winning Maharani Gin, has officially opened to the public as they launched the Rebel City Distillery Tour in their historic dockland’s location, in the repurposed Ford Car Factory.
Located in the repurposed Ford Car Factory, a Cork Landmark that has lain dormant for decades, the tour gives visitors insight into the distilling and blending processes that created the brands first offering, Maharani Gin, and the soon to be released, Ireland’s only publicly available Absinthe.
The founders were joined by the Deputy Lord Mayor Damian Boylan to officially launch the tours.
Robert Barrett, master distiller and Co-Founder of Rebel City Distillery, commented, “Opening our distillery to the public with our tours, and our soon to come Spirits School has always been our plan from the moment we found the location.
"We want to share the scientific and creative process behind the brand, we can’t wait to show what we have been doing – and how we have been doing it.”
According to the company, the Absinthe, which is distilled on site in small batches and has handwritten, authentic labels, was created using a base recipe that Rebel City discovered in a French book dated 1871 and given the unique Rebel City twist.
Bhagya Barrett, co-founder of Rebel Distillery, added, “The concept for Rebel City Distillery has always been to do things a little different, while still connecting with the heritage of the spirits and of the world around us.
"We have been innovating since we first launched Maharani in 2020, and we are incredibly proud and excited to be producing our next product, Rebel City Distillery Absinthe which will be the only Irish absinthe available."
Tours will run each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Rebel City Distillery Unit.
Tickets cost €25 and are available to purchase here.