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GINFLUENCED: We Tried The ‘World’s Best Gin’ – Here’s What We Thought

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Walking out of work in the evening to bright skies is honestly the best feeling. 

It’s really getting us in the mood for summer and even more so for a few scoops in the sun – oh yeah!

Gin and tonic is the ideal thirst quencher – it’s fresh, fabulous and super chilled. There’s nothing like the sound of the swish and clink of an ice-filled gin goblet.

If you’re looking for some GIN-spiration, you’ve come to the right place.

A sunny day like this calls for a fancy G&T, one that blows your taste buds right off your tongue and has them doing a joyful waltz with one another.

Dingle Gin will do exactly this. 

I’ve been waiting quite some time to cover this wonderful brand and I’m so excited that the divine moment has arrived. I thought this week would be fitting as Dingle Gin took home the prize for World’s Best Gin at the World Gin Awards in London last week.

Dingle Gin is a London dry gin with a unique character and flavour from the choice of botanicals delivering a fabulously fresh, floral character that perfectly balances the traditional juniper.

 It’s distilled in pot stills with a range of local Co. Kerry botanicals including Rowan Berry, Fuschia and Bog Myrtle.

The Bottle:

If you follow this weekly series you’ll know by now that No.1 the bottle is a very important factor for me and No.2 that I’m a sucker for plain and elegant.

Dingle Gin offers exactly this. There’s no fuss about this bottle; it has a long body, simple text and a small logo – ideal in my eyes.

Background:

Dingle Gin is the product of strategic technical and historical research and experimentation.

The Dingle Whiskey Distillery was created by Oliver Hughes, Liam LaHart and Peter Mosley, the same people behind Porterhouse Brewing Company.

The gin is distilled in a London Dry style with a combination of unique botanicals. This combination of flavour elements are macerated in spirit for 24 hours. It then passes through a flavour basket in the neck of the still. The spirit is collected at 70% abv and then cut to 42.5% abv using the purest of water which is drawn from their own well 240 feet below the distillery.

 The botanicals were carefully chosen to ignite senses of the Kerry landscape.

Botanicals:

  • Rowan Berry
  • Fuschia
  • Bog Myrtle
  • Heather
  • Chervil
  • Hawthorn
  • Angelica
  • Coriander
  • Juniper

On the nose:

On the nose you’ll get a sharp piney smell with subtle floral undertones.

It has that classic aroma with a clean and contemporary tang.

Straight:

You’ll get the unique flavours of the Irish botanicals almost instantly, followed by the distinctive bitter taste of juniper.

With Tonic:

With tonic, the sweet floral flavours of the gin really come out.

It’s got a stunningly summer flavour, juicy berry notes with fresh notes of the Kerry countryside.

Signature Serve:

  • Dingle Gin
  • Large cubes of ice
  • A wedge of fresh orange
  • sprinkle of juniper berries

Where To Find It:

A bottle of Dingle Gin costs €36.99 which is really good value for what you get.

Dingle Gin is available in The Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin, O’Briens Off Licence, Musgraves, Dunnes Stores and many other off-licence’s and premium gin bars nationwide.

So does it live up to the hype of ‘World’s Best Gin’? It’s definitely a force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure – premium quality, bold and brilliant flavours and an incredibly smooth finish.

Enjoy!

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