Put simply, this gin is a drop-dead gorgeous botanical experience and one of the prime examples of what a masterfully created gin can offer.
Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin has fresh Spring notes with juniper, citrus, pine on the nose. A forest clearing in bloom. Cool and mellow on the palate at first, rushing to bright Summer flowers and hints of Autumn fruits finally giving way to warm spice. Long, tantalising finish, with warm winter spices.
The aim of Glendalough Distillery is to recapture Ireland’s lost heritage of great spirit production and create new, exciting and contemporary brands. After many attempts, Glendalough Distillery has captured four seasons in one bottle. Fresh wild botanicals are used in the making of Glendalough Gin - never dried which are wild from the mountains around the distillery. They are then placed in the still within hours of foraging. Each, sustainably foraged by one person. They are then slow-distilled to tease out delicate flavours. Tiny batches, less than 250 litres with cut-points decided batch by batch, by smell and taste, never automatically.
A taste of St Kevin’s heaven.
High praise indeed! I’ve had to hide it at the back of my grog cupboard or it would have been quaffed by my children. Takes me right back to the Wicklow mountains.