Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin - 50cl - 40% ABV
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Established in early 2015 by Peter Mulryan, Blackwater Distillery is one of the first in a new wave of craft distilleries opening in Ireland. He set the bar high too, as the gins are mightily impressive. Blackwater Gin is made in West Waterford, where the landscape is scenic - no dramatic cliffs, valleys or bustling city centers. The expanse of rolling farmland, mild climate and rich soil is known as the Blackwater Valley. It also rains. Often. You’ve been warned if you visit the distillery...! Almost everything eventually flows into “An Abhainn Mhór” (The Big River), nowadays known as The Blackwater.
Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin -
The big thing about Wexford Strawberry Gin both on the nose and to taste is that it is GIN. Not a fruit gin. Not a sugary mess. Tasty gin. Strawberries are used as a botanical here and are interlaced, delicately appearing and disappearing in a mist of spice and citrus in a perfectly balanced ensemble. The strawberries are prominent on the nose, giving the gin a sweet aroma, but juniper is softly present in the background. To taste, citrus, then strawberries then juniper and other spice emerge. Fantastic journey, fantastic gin.