International Style Gin
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is an oriental-inspired spirit from The Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim. Taking its name from one of the signature botanicals, slowly dried Gunpowder tea, the recipe also includes lime, lemon, and grapefruit. This will work best with Mediterranean tonic water. Eight botanicals (Juniper Berries, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Meadow Sweet, Cardamom, and Star Anise) are slowly distilled by hand in the copper pot still. Four additional botanicals (Oriental Lemon, Oriental Lime, Fresh Grapefruit, and Gunpowder Tea) are vapor infused. Delightfully fresh and rounded upfront with citrus, juniper & spicy notes immediately evident. The expected Juniper follows close behind. Gunpowder Tea, meadowsweet & Coriander are all notable. The overall impression is of a very well balanced and surprising gin. Enjoy it neat or with a large ice cube!