At present, there are only two gins made in Ireland and one of these is the hand-crafted, artisan Dingle Original Gin. Dingle Original Gin is made in small batches of 500 liters. In terms of its broad style, this is what is categorized as a London dry gin but the unique character and flavor come from our painstaking and original choice of botanicals. This secret combination of flavor elements are macerated in spirit for 24 hours. Then, when the spirit is distilled, it passes through a flavor basket in the neck of the still.
“We are not prepared to reveal our recipe but are happy to give some idea of what is involved in creating the unique flavor profile of Dingle Original Gin... We use, amongst other botanicals, rowan berry from the mountain ash trees, fuchsia, bog myrtle, hawthorn, and heather for a taste of the Kerry landscape. It’s a formula unknown elsewhere and is calculated, amongst other things, to create some sense of place and provenance, what winemakers might call the gout de terroir.” — Distillery