Glendalough Wild Autumn Botanical Gin
by Theresa Christine Johnson on 01/18/2016 | 3 Minute Read
Glendalough Distillery’s newest gin will transport you to a quaint and picturesque Irish countryside, with a gloomy sky and lush, rolling hills. Each of Glendalough’s seasonal gins start with six core botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica root, orange peel, bitter almond, and orris root. For their Wild Autumn Botanical Gin, heather flowers, meadowsweet, yarrow, and fraughan berries are also added to give it an invigorating, refreshing palate.
“At Glendalough Distillery we are always trying to push the envelope. Always trying to surprise and innovate. With our Seasonal Gin we believe we have done that yet again. Every season working with local forager Geraldine Kavanagh we spend a week in the wilds of the Wicklow countryside foraging for the freshest and most interesting local botanicals, berries and fruit. We then distill small batches of our award winning seasonal Gin in our Holstein copper still.”
“We never produce more than 3,000 bottles each season so if you have a bottle of Glendalough Seasonal Gin in your hand right now, you are holding something special. Each season is different, the unpredictable Irish weather resulting in an ever changing array of botanicals, berries and fruit. Each season will bring a different gin with varying taste and style.”
Glendalough Distillery was founded to revive the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland and to create new and innovative spirits while honoring tradition. What better way to engage customers emotionally than to physically bring Glendalough’s beauty to them on the bottle? The clear bottle allows the gorgeous image of Glendalough to pique interest and take consumers on a journey. A modern sans serif font stands next to an image of St. Kevin, a revered abbot from the 6th century. It is a meeting point of old and new with a beautiful backdrop.
“This is a gin unlike any other. Even from year to year, it will differ from the previous batch. Each season we go out into the wilds of the Wicklow mountains and forage with our botanist friend, Geraldine. We pick what grows and distill with it the very next day. This is ‘the garden of Ireland’ in a bottle. Even when you look into the bottle you can see the place it has come from—with each bottle having a landscape photo taken on the day of our foraging. This is a gin with not only a sense of place, but a sense of time too.”
“It is the very definition of ‘handmade.’ From the ingredients, to the bottling and labeling, we do this meticulously with our own hands—there’s no easy way. But the result, the result is so worth the effort. Rare, unique and tiny little batches—what’s not to love?”
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