Once again, Glendalough have turned to St. Kevin, their local 7th century saint, for inspiration.
For a time, Kevin lived a hermitic life, living only off what he could forage for in the wild. This story inspired Glendalough to create a gin using only Botanicals they could find in the wilds of County Wicklow.
The gin is born out of four seasonal releases that the distillery had produced, which, whilst excellent in their own right, are less saleable than one regular year-round bottling.
Everything at the distillery is done manually, and in order to keep the delicate flavours of the botanicals intact, each run takes 24 hours to perform, beginning with maceration of the botanicals and ending with distillation. The botanicals that make up this gin include: liquorice root and bark, lemon, elderflower, red clover, yarrow, ox eye daisy, wild raspberry, blackberry leaves, wild rose, watermint, sweet woodruff, lemon balm, sweet cicely, lady’s bedstraw and bell heather.
The result is a delicately flavoured and herbaceous gin, with stand-out flavours of piney juniper, liquorice, berries, spice, gentle flowers, autumnal fruits and cracked pepper.
A precise, sharp gin that would make a superb Martini.