Silks Irish Gin is the first gin release from the family-owned Boann Distillery in Co Meath. The name “Silks” is inspired by the colourful jockey silks worn at the historic Bellewstown racecourse that can been seen from the distillery.
Mother and Daughter team, Marie and Sally Anne Cooney, looked to the family apple orchard when looking for inspiration for the botanical ingredients for their new gin. The idea was born when they captured a swarm of bees that landed on a neighbours gate back in 2016. Both Marie and Sally Anne took a beekeeping course with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers a number of years previously but it wasn’t until this time that they caught the bees and brought them home in the back seat of the car, that they established a sunshine apiary at the foot of the hill of Tara to pollinate the 6500 apple trees in the 30 acre orchard.
The original swarm is long gone but the hives and honey remain with the family orchard providing the signature botanicals for Silks Gin -honey from the bees, apple blossom picked directly from the trees and elderflower and hawthorn blossom foraged from the hedgerows.
Silks Gin contains 14 botanicals that are macerated for 24 hours before slow distilling with vapour infusion in a 500Ltr custom copper “Bennett” pot still. The unique botanical combination and distillation technique creates a floral forward contemporary style gin with bright citrus aromas.
1 x 70cl Bottle