Who doesn’t like trying new gins? We have been hard at work this year picking out some of the best gins available. Here is just a quick round-up of some recent Irish additions to our gin shelves. You can pick these up, along with a host of others, in The Great Gin Sale running all through Christmas in store and on-line.
Clonakilty Minke Gin (Was €44.95/Now €39.95)
A gin with a real sense of place with the base whey alcohol from the local dairy and the feature botanical, Atlantic Rock Samphire, harvested from the coast. Clean, smooth and creamy texture with citrus, juniper and aniseed notes. Try it with a wedge of grapefruit to bring out the fruitier elements
Chinnery (Was €50.00/Now €44.95)
Harking back to Georgian era and the spices of the Far East that found their way to Dublin. This gin takes eight classic gin botanicals and blends with separately distilled Oolong tea and fragrant Osmanthus flowers, both imported in huge quantities in the 1800s from China. Expect zingy fruit alongside floral wild hedgerow, herbs and spice. An orange peel works great as a garnish here.
Beara Ocean gin (Was €46.95/Now €41.95)
From a distillery blending modern and traditional. Distilling on both a copper pot still and a modern computerised iStill. However, this gin is all about the character of the Beara peninsula with west Cork wild Fuchsia for a delicate floral note, sugar kelp adds a touch of sweetness and also the addition of Atlantic sea salt (trust me it works). These are brought together with classic juniper, citrus and spice notes. There’s a lot going on in this bottle but its beautifully balanced. Serve simply with a lime wedge… and enjoy.
Also available in pink! Beara Ocean Pink uses the same botanicals but with the addition of rosewater and cranberry.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, these offers will end on 3rd January 2019, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.