I (Martin) will explain what we do and how we do it. You will learn the difference between Tinctures; Bitters and Syrups and will be offered examples, smells and tastes of each. I will then tell you how you can use these practically for Cocktail, Drink & Culinary purposes. You will learn about America Village and the mythology and folklore of our main base and why it is named 'America Village'. We will tell you a little about the landscape, You will then learn about some of the plants that grow there and be given the opportunity to immerse your senses in some of the scents and flavours of America Village and Connemara.. You will end the tour with one of our Signature serves, either alcohol based or not depending on your preference.
Our names are Claire & Martin. Claire is a compounder of Spirits and the founder of America Village Apothecary, Ireland's first producer of Cocktail & Culinary Bitters and Tinctures. Martin is the Tasting Room and Tours guide, he will tell you all about our main base in America Village/Baile Mheiriceá - yes it's a place, in north Connemara. It is here where we hand pick most of the ingredients for our products and Tasting Room. We love nature and plants, have studied them and am passionate about connecting people with them through taste, smell and the drinks that we make.
A Signature serve Cocktail either Alcohol or Alcohol Free, and tastings of Bitters, Tinctures, Syrups
The Experience takes place in our Tasting Room, located on Dominick Street Lower in the West End of Galway City.
Tasting Room Cocktails & Folklore