Hendricks Gin (Scotland)
Meet the delightfully curious Hendrick’s Gin. Life is simply too glorious not to experience its peculiar flavour, infused with rose and cucumber in our remote _Scottish distillery. Seek out those who embrace the unusual, and you’ll find that our gin is much loved by a handful of curious individuals all over the world. We invite you to join the merry few. Do mix yourself a scrumptious tipple and get ready to explore the milestones of Hendrick’s peculiar past.
Shortcross Gin (Down)
Shortcross is a classical Gin style but with a unique twist, best described as floral meadow, wild berries and grassy notes. It is smooth with an exceptionally long aftertaste and finish. This is achieved through the use of fresh apples, elderberries and wild clover distilled with other botanicals including juniper, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel and cassia.
Bertha’s Revenage (Cork)
Using whey alcohol from the local dairy farmers here in Cork, together with our own natural well water and an interesting mix of locally foraged and grown botanicals, we have hand-crafted a gin that highlights the character of Bertha in her prime. And what a name!! The mere mention of it raises eyebrows, poses question, taxes the mind and brings a smile to the lips. Hurrah, our work here is nearly done!
Blackwater No. 5 Gin (West Waterford)
Blackwater No. 5 Gin (West Waterford)No. 5 is a superb London Dry style gin which is made at the Blackwater Distillery in West Waterford. Each batch is carefully made in small amounts from pure spirit, soft local water and fresh botanicals. This makes an oustanding G&T but also has enough flavour to go into traditional gin based cocktails.
Dingle Gin (Kerry)
A new gin from the recently opened Dingle Distillery. They also make a vodka and are distilling whiskey for release in the future. This is very well made and has a classic London dry gin character. Distilled in pot stills with a range of botanicals including Rowan Berry, Fuscia, Bog Myrtle, Heather, Chervil and Hawthorn.
Gun Powder Gin (Leitrim)
The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim is Connacht’s first distillery in over 101 years and fittingly Gunpowder Gin their first release is also Connacht’s first gin.
This gin is batch distilled by a small team of six who follow a meticulous distillation process to create this unique gin. All natural oriental botanicals such as Star Anise and Angelica Root along with Juniper berries and locally foraged Meadowsweet are allowed to steep in a beautiful steam fired copper pot. While these are soaking the distillers are busy preparing the vapour infusion. Oriental lemons, limes and fresh grapefruit is added to the infusion basket together with the star of the show Gunpowder Tea. This is a form of Chinese green tea which is dried and rolled into small shiny pellets which produces a bright, fresh and slightly spicy flavour.
Bombay Sapphire (England)
The selection and balance of Bombay Sapphire’s 10 botanicals is based on a recipe that dates back to 1761. Presented in its distinctive square, blue glass bottle, Bombay Saphire is made from triple distilled neutral grain spirit that is heated and passed through the botanicals in its vaporised state. Add pure water from Lake Vyrnwy and the result is a refreshing, distinctive, clean Gin with an undeniably distinctive taste.
A classy gin that is inspired by the aromas and gastronomy of Barcelona. The main spirit is initially distilled with juniper berries before being combined with spirit containing the more delicate botanicals. These have been steeped for four days before being distilled separately in a low-pressure, low-temperature evaporator. The botanicals used include classic Mediterranean and more exotic ingredients. The former all being fresh, including lemon peel from Murcia, cedrat peel from Valencia and laurel also from Spain. The more exotic ingredients include kaffir lime leaves sourced from Thailand, black cardamom from India and finally coriander seeds from Egypt.
Gin Mare is a Mediterranean Gin which combines botanicals from various cultures around this region to create an unusual and distinct character. It includes botanicals like Basil from Italy, Thyme from Greece, Romero from Turkey and Citrus from Spain. Base botanicals Juniper coriander and cardamom all grown on the distilleries own farms. The name gin ‘Mare’ comes from the phrase ‘Mare Nostrum’ a universal concept to describe the special culture which exists in this part of the world. It includes a love for food, the pleasant climate and a lifestyle where time runs differently than the rest of the world!
Nose: Aromas of herbs, olives, citrus and of course Juniper
Palate: A very smooth yet complex gin with garrigue aromas following through to the mouth. Subtle flavours of coriander and green caramom with zesty sunny lemons on the finish.
Monkey 47 (Germany)
An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it’s bottled at a healthy 47%.This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London. Not bad! discount description tasting note tasting notes.
Nose: Oh there is a lot going on here… woody, vegetable smells under pin fresh grassy citrus notes and botanical sweetness, like a pine forest after the rain.
Palate: Predictably complex, this is a robust and powerful gin with plenty of spice, fruit and herb flavours. It’s very well structured, and difficult to unpick but a citrus fresh start segues into pine and wood notes for a drying finish.
Thin Gin (Waterford)
Thin Gin is a new Irish dry gin from Blackwater Spirits. The distinctive juniper perfume mingles with strong citrus notes of orange, lemon and lime on the nose. It uses all Irish grown botanicals such as apple, wild thyme, elder flowers, white clover and tansy.
Jawbox Gin (Belfast)
Distilled very slowly in a tradition copper pot still for the best quality spirit and maximum influence from the botanicals after they have steeped overnight in the warmed spirit. While most of the botanicals are ‘steep and boil’, 3 of the botanicals use the vapour extraction method to preserve their delicate flavour and aroma. Our Gin is named in honour of one of our city’s most lasting legacies, the Belfast sink, a.k.a. the Jawbox. Single Estate Gin does not come easy. It requires time – a lot of time, and skill – a lot of skill. We must grow our grain, harvest our crop, create our alcohol and finally distill our classic dry gin.
St Patricks Gin (Cork)
Our Sloe Gin is a full strength 40% alc., and its base is Potato Spirit, distilled from Lady Claire and Rosetta potato varieties. We have resisted the temptation to add sugars to our Gin, and have retained the natural tartness of the sloes, tempered with just a little drop of honey. This is an Extra Dry Gin, with a crisp tart expression. Unlike our other Gins, this is best enjoyed with a quality mixer or our preference is ½ a squeezed lime and a quality Ginger Ale mixer.
Glenalough Gin (Wicklow)
At Glendalough Distillery we are always trying to push the envelope. Always trying to surprise and innovate. With our Seasonal Gin we believe we have done that yet again. We then distill small batches of our award winning seasonal Gin in our Holstein copper still.
We never produce more than 3,000 bottles each season so if you have a bottle of Glendalough Seasonal Gin in your hand right now, you are holding something special. TASTING NOTES: Each season is different, the unpredictable Irish weather resulting in an ever changing array of botanicals, berries and fruit. Each season will bring a different gin with varying taste and style.
Beefeater 24 (England)
It takes just one day to give Beefeater 24 its unique character. For 24 hours the gin’s exotic botanicals, which include rare Japanese Sencha tea and aromatic Chinese Green tea, are gently seemed together. The flavour-enriched spirit is then slowly distilled in traditional pot stills to create a distinctive gin that is rich, scented and sensuously smooth.
Black’s of Kinsale (Kinsale)
A modern Irish Small Batch Distilled Gin. This smooth and well balanced Gin is Handcrafted in Kinsale by Blacks. Angelica and orris root combine with liquorice, juniper and coriander whilst distinctly citrus notes linger at the end to enhance a dry finish.
Von Hallers Gin (Leitrim)
Von Hallers is a collaborative product that takes German grown botanicals and then distils them at the Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo in County Leitrim. Ingredients include ginger, lemon verbena, halleria amongst other more traditional gin botanicals.
Brockmans was created by a group of friends with a passion for gin and an array of drinks industry experience! Botanicals are soaked in pure grain spirit for several hours before distillation in a 100-year-old traditional copper still. Expect exquisite aromas of coriander, blueberry, blackberry and, of course, juniper. Unique style, and very smooth.
Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin (Waterford)
This Juniper Cask Gin has rested in wood made from Juniper trees for at least 30 days before bottling. These juniper barrels were made especially for the distillery and, as juniper trees are relatively small, they can’t be larger than 50 litres. The same botanicals used in Blackwater No. 5 are used in this gin, but in different proportions. The sweeter roots like liquorice are increased so the gin isn’t overpowered by the astringent juniper wood. The result is a straw-coloured gin, complex and aromatic with plenty of character and a wonderful long finish.
Blackwater Hedgerow Gin
Hedgerow Gin is handcrafted at Blackwater Distillery in very small batches and this initial release is made up of just 1000 bottles so it will not last long! For this winter themed gin a mixture of sloes, damsons, crab apples and blackberries are slowly macerated with the gin to infuse their flavours over a long time. Each fruit is macerated separately and then the gin is blended carefully from the different batches.
Blackwater Strawberry Gin (Wexford)
The strawberries for this gin were grown just outside Enniscorthy in County Wexford, by Susan Kearns.
For maximum flavour the strawberries are distilled but even more are added before bottling to enhance the flavour. This is a limited edition gin and will not last long!
Nose: Very subtle touches of strawberries with juniper, lemon and orange. Some hints of coriander and other spices.
Palate: A little sweet. Very nice fruitiness, not overpoweringly flavoured of strawberries at all. Subtle and fruity but still very much a classic London dry styled gin. Nice touches of citrus and juniper.
Mór is an Irish gin that comes from the town of Tullamore. It contains traditional gin botanicals plus some floral honeysuckle and Slieve Bloom mountain water.
Nose: Creamy and fruity on the nose with aromas of raspberry, lemon, juniper, fresh oranges, refresher sweets and red apples.
Palate: Lot of fresh fruit flavours. Raspberries, strawberries, mixed citrus, blueberries and juniper. Very smooth and creamy.
A great gin with some unique botanicals such as chamomile, pomelo and honeysuckle amongst its ingredients. This has quite a delicate and refined nature and makes a very good gin and tonic.