Made in Ireland, istil 38 vodka is making waves on the Irish spirits scene

The first release from istil 38 is available in three expressions – istil 38 Pot Still Irish Vodka, istil 38 Pot Still Pink Berries Vodka and istil 38 Pot Still Vanilla Vodka, all hand-crafted in Ireland and designed to be enjoyed neat or mixed into long serves or cocktails.

Now more than ever, sustainability, supporting local businesses and the sourcing of ingredients nearest to home is something more and more of us aspire to. While vodka may not be the first spirit that comes to mind when one thinks of Ireland, it’s among the most popular among Irish consumers.

Produced in Ireland in a traditional 500-litre copper pot still using grain spirit and natural spring water, istil 38 is slow distilled four times which leaves the vodka so pure that it needs no further filtration, resulting in a highly finessed quality and a soft, velvety mouthfeel.

istil 38 (38% ABV) has three expressions in its range, a classic vodka and two flavours – Pink Berries and Vanilla. Although the distillation method may be traditional, each istil 38 iteration is designed to be enjoyed with thoroughly modern serves, whether mixed into a long drink or blended into one of the world’s most beloved cocktails.

The classic istil 38 Pot Still Irish Vodka is smooth and rich enough to enjoy neat but also works wonderfully mixed with soda and fresh lime. istil 38 Pot Still Pink Berries Vodka is flavoured with Irish berries to give it a fruity sweetness that pairs beautifully with citrus tonic waters. istil 38 Pot Still Vanilla Vodka is crafted with Madagascan vanilla and its recipe was specifically formulated to be the ideal base for two of the world’s most popular cocktails – the Espresso Martini and the Pornstar Martini.

istil 38 is the first product release from the new Irish vodka brand, created by drinks industry veterans Shane Davey, working with John Reynolds and Niall O’Dwyer. They’re joined by successful businesswoman and lifestyle guru Pippa O’Connor Ormond, who has invested in the brand and taken on the role of creative director.

Sustainability is at the heart of istil 38’s mission. From the beginning, the brand has committed to being a carbon neutral company and is proud to be officially partnered with Hometree, with whom it’s working to establish and conserve permanent and native woodland in Ireland.

istil 38 Pot Still Irish Vodka, istil 38 Pot Still Pink Berries Vodka and istil 38 Pot Still Vanilla Vodka, RRP €36 each for 70cl, are available now in all independent off-licences nationwide as well as online with free home delivery from