There has been a resurgence in gin production and appreciation across the world in the last few years. The Irish have not been found wanting in this area with a surge of micro distilleries producing world class small batch gins. A new breed of distillers are experimenting and innovating to offer more choice than ever before with a fantastic diversity in the taste of different gins.
By definition gin must taste “predominantly” of juniper but after that distillers are free to add any other botanical they can imagine. And herein lies the beauty of modern gin with distillers using different recipes and innovative botanicals to create truly unique tastes. Whether it is home grown fruits or exotic spices, gin offers a multiplicity of different flavours like Dublin City Gin with its traditional juniper profile yet the addition of local Dublin-grown rhubarb and grapefruit gives it a fruity, zesty twist.
Blackwater Distillery are looking to the history of Waterford for inspiration with their Blackwater No.5. Whites of Waterford were one of the largest importers of spices into the British Isles in the 19th century, bringing in exotic ingredients form around the world. Blackwater have created their gin using only botanicals that would have landed in Waterford during the 19th century for a delicate floral and gently spiced aroma and flavour.
Discover new tastes for yourself in our gin sale. With over 25 gins on offer from around the world there is something for everyone. You can check out all the gins on offer here.