Drumshanbo / Gunpowder Gin 86 / 750mL
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin - Oriental Botanicals with Gunpowder Tea
Here at the edge of a lake in a shed in a small Irish town, the ordinary is made extraordinary. Within is the laboratory of PJ Rigney, boundary-pushing begetter of hand-made spirits who slow distills gin with natures finest oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea.
Delightfully fresh and rounded up front with citrus juniper & spice immediately evident. The expected juniper follows close behind. Gunpowder Tea meadowsweet & coriander are all notable.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Named for the gunpowder tea that’s part of the botanical mix, this bone-dry gin offers juniper, anise, caraway and lime peel on the nose. The palate opens with grapefruit, finishing long and astringent on pink peppercorn, caraway and a flicker of alcohol heat. Mix into martinis..August/2019
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points - Delightfully floral and herbaceous on the nose, with notes of rosemary and black tea coming through. Silky in the mouth with lime-soaked citrus notes first apparent before seamlessly sliding into herbaceous spearmint and sage. Original, inventive, and smooth. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.April/2018
Gin with a fresh citrus taste and spicy notes of oriental botanicals. GUNPOWDER TEA This is a green tea that has been slowly dried, the delicate leaves then carefully rolled into shiny pellets. The flavour is bold and bright with a slight spicy freshness.