Sam and Maud Black are a husband and wife team who started their brewing and distilling company Blacks Brewery and Distillery in 2013 on the gateway to the Wild Atlantic way in the picturesque town of Kinsale, Co.Cork This venture/obsession first began many years ago when Maud gave Sam a beer making kit for Valentine’s Day and has developed into one of Irelands premium craft breweries producing award winning beers like the gold medal winner at this years Dublin Craft Beer Cup KPA (Kinsale Pale Ale) but that’s not all……
Black’s started distilling onsite at their brewery in late 2014 which was at the time the only co-located brewery and distillery in Ireland. The Distillery makes small batch runs of Irish Poitin (Awarded the Gold medal in the “Young Spirit” category by spirit.com.pl) US Style Moonshine, Irelands first ever Rum, handcrafted from the finest sugar cane molasses but the main production focus has always been Gin.
Sam Black had developed his skills in producing award winning beer recipes and so he began Gin recipe development in the same vain. His first few attempts at creating a recipe for Blacks Gin did not go very well at all, in fact only Sam seemed to like the hopped gin he came up with (hops being a typical beer ingredient). Thankfully Maudeline Black, his wife and business partner took charge of the project and developed and refined her Gin through a full 17 recipe variations before she deemed it ready. The result, a beautifully clean, crisp, complex but balanced drink that takes you on an aromatic taste adventure “A Big Bold Flavoursome Gin”.
“Living The Dream Since 2013″
Black’s Gin features 13 different botanicals. Lemon Peel, Orange Peel and Fresh Pink Grapefruit peel give a fresh citrus background to complement the Juniper and Coriander. Licorice and Angelica roots combine with cinnamon to spice and balance the flavors and enhance a dry finish . Black’s Gin also features vapour infused Irish heather flowers to enrich the gin and pay tribute to its Irish heritage.