Grace O’Malley Gin is blended and distilled at the Great Northern Distillery in Dundalk. Stephen employed Bordeaux Master Blender Paul Caris who now works exclusively for Grace O’Malley . Having visited Clew Bay, Paul wanted to infuse the natural heather found across the bay, into their Gin, and it’s now available internationally as ‘heather infused Irish Gin’. There are 14 botanicals in all, made in a traditional style and these include rock samphire, red clover and wild thyme. Stephen wanted us to share with you his blended Whiskey as well, so you’ll find a miniature to try, for later, when your gin is done!
When you do get around to opening Grace O’Malley Gin, take 5 minutes for yourself. We chose to include a limited edition Candle from the ‘Lumiere’ range, by artisan candle makers Purcell & Woodcock. Lumiere, they say is the meaning of light. A luxurious fragrance bursting with incredible energy. A blend of crisp bergamot, lifted by cool marine notes with a heart of rich sandalwood. It has rich musky fragrance, it will warm your soul and add a touch of elegance to your home.
The guys at Poachers tonic in Kilmuckeridge Wexford have worked with a perfumery to extract fresh Irish rosemary. This is added to the water to give it a beautiful herbal taste and aroma. Sugar beets and Florida orange are then carefully blended to give Poacher's its citrusy sweetness. Finally, natural quinine and botanicals are infused to give the tonic its essential bitter notes. Poacher’s is produced and bottled in County Wexford.
Lastly, we include a small treat from Butler’s Irish Handmade Chocolates. A Caramel Crunch Chocolate bar, for when the gin is done, the whiskey is gone and the kettle is on.