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Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, 70cl

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An Irish gin from made with juniper, angelica, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamom and star anise as well as vapour infused oriental lemon and lime, fresh grapefruit and gunpowder tea! From Northern Irish craft gin distillery Rademon Estate comes its first edition in the Shortcross Gin Bartender Series. Meadowsweet lends a delicate floral sweetness to the overall bouquet, complementing the green tea notes.

I’ve been using it mostly in Brambles, and Aviations with a touch of cherry juice added, and its now my favorite gin base for cocktails. It’s more interesting than your bog standard classic london dry, but it still feels like a ‘real gin’ unlike some other ‘gins’ I’ve tried that were one step away from feeling like flavored vodka. Picked up a few bottles of this gin in Ireland a couple of years ago because it looked so interesting and the bottle itself is so handsome.

The gin:tonic ratio for the signature Drumshanbo gin and tonic serve is 40:140 which, by our reckoning, is a touch over triple the tonic to gin.

Gunpowder Gin works extremely well in citrus drinks like the Tom Collins, the Gimlet, the Bronx and even the Hot Toddy.It might sound easy to get lost in a dozen botanicals, but the specific green tea Rigney chose for the gin lends a distinctive note to the final flavor, unique in the gin world, where juniper is more often primarily complemented by things like citrus, cucumber, and spice.

Following Glendalough's seasonal gins, the Ireland-based distillers have released a gin for all seasons! We love the Drumshanbo gin bottle and think it looks a bit like an upturned art deco lampshade (if you squint a bit and imagine it naked, sans labels). The result is a gin that tastes uncommonly good thanks to an uncommon marquee ingredient, combines drinking traditions from cultures 5,000-plus miles apart, pays homage to a love story when two paths crossed in the local iron mines (see No.

With a growing team, the Shed Distillery now employs 28 people, and apart from Head Distiller Brian Taft, originally from the U. Then, vapor-infused botanicals go into the mix, and here’s where it gets weird: Chinese lemon, Oriental grapefruit, Kaffir lime, and gunpowder tea.

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