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45ml gunpowder gin
20ml dry vermouth
20ml Apricot Bitter Trouth
30ml lemon juice
15ml Ginger real
Shake fine strain coupe glass.
From the Curious Mind of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is slow distilled by hand with oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea at The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co.Leitrim. Through the years, the Curious Mind has taken many journeys from the familiar into terra incognita. The Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin botanical trail began in China, with PJ discovering and carefully selecting different botanicals as he made his way back through Indonesia, Morocco and Europe, finally finishing in the wild and unspoilt landscape of Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. He created The Shed Distillery, Connacht’s first Distillery in 101 years, with its gleaming 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 method combines vapour distillation of fresh Chinese lemons, Kaffir limes, and oriental grapefruits, along with the intriguing gunpowder tea, and pot still distillation of 8 other botanicals ranging from Chinese star anise to local Drumshanbo meadowsweet.
Launched in May 2016, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin was awarded Great Irish Beverages’ “Best Irish Gin and Tonic”, as well as “Best Irish Cocktail”, by public vote in Davy Macs, Waterford.
In 2017, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin was awarded Great Irish Beverages’ “Best Irish Gin and Tonic”, by public vote in An Púcán in Galway.
Festival Event: June 26th, An Púcán Galway, 9.15pm
“Ready, Steady, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin!”
Join the team from the Shed Distillery to learn all about the Curious Journey of the Curious Mind of PJ Rigney, that resulted in Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin – slow distilled by hand using oriental botanicals an gunpowder tea.
Enjoy their entry into the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2018 – “The An Púcán” – featuring Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin served with fever tree tonic, and garnished with mint, cucumber, and jalapeno pepper.
Afterwards, learn from one of the Shed’s expert mixologists on the art of creating the perfect, curious cocktail, then a lucky few will go head to head to create their own bespoke drink with some ingredients that, like those used by the Curious Mind, may be a little out of the ordinary.
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