Bonac 24 Irish Gin is the first product from a Wicklow based distillery established by father and son team, Michael and Gavin Clifford. The project was the result of many years of discussion between the two on opening a hands on family business.
The idea for the distillery came from Gavin’s time spent working in the drinks industry in New York. After studying in college here in Ireland, Gavin emigrated to the United States where he saw an opportunity to turn a passion of his into a business.
On returning to Ireland, the two began research with visits to many craft distilleries in Ireland and the UK. They began the process of opening the distillery by commissioning John Dore & Co (one of the oldest still manufacturers in the world) to design the still. The still and all other equipment was then manufactured here in Ireland.
When building the brand, there was a huge emphasis placed on creating something real and original. Authenticity has been placed at the core of Bonac 24. It was here that Gavin drew inspiration from his time spent in New York, or more specifically, his summers spent working in the bars and restaurants of the Hamptons, which is affectionately known to the locals as Bonac, long named after both the Accabonac harbor and creek.
As the pair settled on the their 24th gin recipe, it seemed only fitting to add the number to the name.
Bonac 24 is an extremely well balanced gin of the highest quality. It is distinctive with notes of fresh greens and citrus, and a signature sweet earthy finish.
From a boutique distillery where the finest ingredients are crafted by hand, Bonac 24 emerges expertly balanced, perfectly distilled and bottled with care. At its heart, a sublime blend of natural botanicals delivers hints of citrus, mint and star anise. Pleasingly smooth on the palate, flavours and fresh notes are as individual as they are exceptional. Our name is taken from a place and a people that dare to be different. Our symbol is inspired by a bird on the wing and its quest to discover what’s new. Bonac 24. A flight of fancy made real.