We want to make great whiskeys and superb gins using the best local ingredients. We’re not a faceless conglomerate; we are real people who have invested time, money and not a little sweat into getting this business off the ground.
In the morning we switch on the lights, open the post and fire up the stills. Everything here is done by hand so we make our whiskies and gins in small batches the old fashioned way – no scrimping, no cheating, no colours, no flavourings.
Our gin then was designed from top to bottom using only the botanicals imported into Ireland by White’s of Waterford during the 19th century. In the dusty archives we found a treasure trove of botanicals once popular, but now overlooked. We distilled each and every one of these spices; some weren’t so great but two were spectacular and they lie at the heart of Blackwater No.5 Gin.
Nose: A glorious mix of juniper, fresh citrus and herbs. Reminiscent of lavender, herbs of Provence, mint, coriander and liquorice with lemon, lime and fresh orange.
Palate : Dry and floral. The juniper is prominent but there is also a surprisingly floral element. Flavours of lavender, lemon, orange, rose, patchouli, lemon balm and gentle spice
Finish : The spiced element keeps on going, becoming more peppery and hot.