Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
ORIENTAL BOTANICALS, GUNPOWDER TEA AND IRISH CURIOSITY. Gin with a fresh citrus taste and spicy notes of oriental botanicals. Gunpodwer 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. It takes an inquisitive, questing spirit to produce the most remarkable results. Through the years PJ Rigney has taken many journeys from the familiar into terra incognita. In time, those travels brought him here, to the wild and unspoilt landscape of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. And it was here that his curious mind, filled with the great oriental traditions of distilling fruit, herbs and botanicals, got to work. He created The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, with its medieval copper pot stills, and began a quest to fuse oriental botanicals with the local Irish ones. As it turned out, they got on very well indeed. The result of this passionate exploration is Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin - unique, extraordinary and remarkable as the elusive creature PJ has occasionally glimpsed in the fields, the Drumshanbo Jackalope.
JAMESON JAMESON IRISH 750 750Jameson Irish whiskey is produced from a mixture of malted and unmalted or "green" Irish barley, all sourced from within a fifty mile radius around the distillery in Cork. The barley is dried in a closed kiln fired by clean-burning anthracite coal to preserve its flavour. Like most Irish whiskey, Jameson is triple distilled for optimum smoothness. The philosophy is balance, ensuring that no one flavour element overpowers another. The end result is a sweet-tasting whiskey. Key regulations defining Irish whiskey and its production are established by the Irish Whiskey Act of 1980, and are relatively simple (for example, in contrast with those for Scotch whisky, Bourbon whiskey, or Rye whiskey). They can be summarised as follows: Irish whiskey must be distilled and aged in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland. The contained spirits must be distilled to an alcohol by volume level of less than 94.8% from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains (saccharified by the diastase of malt contained therein, with or without other natural diastases) in such a way that the distillate has an aroma and flavour derived from the materials used. The product must be aged for at least three years in wooden casks. If the spirits comprise a blend of two or more such distillates, the product is referred to as a "Blended" Irish whiskey.
Paddy Irish WhiskeyNose is malty, fresh, woody. Hints of spice, honey, vanilla. Taste is light and crisp. Hints of nuts, malt, charred wood. Finish has a gently fading sweetness. A lingering of mild, woody malt.
Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey 375mlRed Bush is aged in first-fill bourbon barrels for an intense bourbon finish, combined with the signature smoothness of triple-distilled Irish whiskey. Red Bush is a well-rounded whiskey that is as versatile as it is complex. Best served chilled and neat, how else would you kick off the night?