It is always an exciting day when gin comes through the post.
March at the Craft Gin Club sees the gorgeous Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin make an appearance. Beautifully presented in a gorgeous blue bottle, this is a gin that is bound to set your taste buds dancing.
Crafted under the inquisitive mind of PJ Rigney, it is distilled in the medieval copper stills of The Shed Distillery. It is to be found on the edge of a lake in the small Irish town of Drumshanbo and sounds utterly enchanting. Rigney’s use of oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea, will not leave you disappointed if you like a gin with taste. This is a full-bodied and flavoursome gin. Not a big cardamom fan myself, I was pleasantly surprised to find the combinations in this gin, works beautifully and I didn’t feel offended at all by the spice. The botanical’s used are Juniper, Angelica, Orris Root, Caraway Seed, Coriander Meadow Sweet Cardamom and Star Anise.
On first tasting it felt like a savoury gin, so the first glass I paired with coriander, chilli and lemongrass. I also used a dash of the Holy Lama Lemongrass Spice Drops I received in the January box.
The garnish combination was good, but not fireworks on my taste buds good. I feel I will have to play with my garnishes a little more. The second glass I got lazy with and just added red grapefruit. On reflection this morning about the oriental nature of this gin, I wondered if Lychee may be fun to play with? We shall have to see.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable gin, that is right up my street really!
If you would like to see my unboxing and the other products that came in the March box, here is the video I made on its arrival.