We have a lot going on this month and on the run in to that big event in December. Aside from plenty of great offers on wine we have promotions on across our range of spirits, everything from vodka, scotch, cognac, rum, bourbon, liquors. As well as a wide range in our Gin Sale and Irish Whiskey Sale, not to mention a range of craft and world beers on offer.
With so much happening, there’s a lot to blog about! Time to keep calm, sit down and sip a gin. So that’s exactly what I did last weekend. Now with so many great gins on offer with everything from big name imports like Tanqueray 10 (was €50.00, now €40.00) and Hendricks Gin (was €45.50, now €40.00) to home grown heroes like Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin (was €49.00, now €44.00), it was a challenge to choose just one.
I decided on a gin that has rightly been picking up a lot of attention lately. Mór Irish gin is not one I’ve had on the blog to often before so is most definitely overdue. It’s the passion project of Eoin Barra who set up his own micro distillery in his home town of Tullamore. You could say it’s in the blood, as Eoin’s grandfather spent 20 years as master distiller for Tullamore whiskey.
Eoin runs his own graphic design company, but it was a light bulb moment a few years ago that lead him to pursue his passion and follow his grandfather in to the distilling business. He then spent two years researching, learning the techniques and perfecting the recipe. That recipe calls for blackberries, cranberries and raspberries infused with juniper, coriander, angelica root & rosemary. The fruit elements are steeped overnight to allow them to macerate and release their flavours before distillation with the core spicy elements. Working with natural ingredients, especially the berried fruit, means accessing and blend and balancing the flavours and through the distilling process to achieve consistency. The distillate is then softened with water directly from the Slieve Bloom mountains. Eoin himself drives a pickup into the mountains to pump this pure water directly from source.
The result of this care and attention to ingredients and technique is a gin that delivers upfront juniper notes leading to earthier, spicier tones with a distinctive mixed berry character that bursts forth on the finish. Yet it never gets overtly sweet with the earthy spice of angelica, coriander and rosemary balancing out the fruit alongside a tart kick of cranberry.
If you haven’t tried it yet, you can pick up a bottle of Mór Irish Gin for the great price of €42.95 (down from €48.00) in our gin sale all the way until the New Year. Enjoy it with a quality tonic, lime wedge and a few raspberries. If you are a fan of Mór be sure to keep an eye out for the release of the limited edition Mór Pineapple, coming soon.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, these offers will end on 2nd of January 2018, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.