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Chin­nery Gin

43% ABV; 70cl - €54.95 Stock­ists:

O’Briens, Celtic Whiskey Shop, James Fox, Mitchells, Deveneys, Mol­loys, Black­rock Cel­lar, The Wine Cen­tre, McHughs, McCam­bridges. Chin­nery Gin was cre­ated by spir­its writer, David Havelin, and spir­its en­tre­pre­neur, Marie Byrne. It is dis­tilled by West Cork Dis­tillers and is named for the painter Ge­orge Chin­nery who lived in Dublin and later moved to China. The gor­geous bot­tle in­cor­po­rates touches of Ge­or­gian Dublin and the 18th cen­tury fash­ion for Chi­nois­erie. The gin is also gor­geous and uses some un­usual botan­i­cals in­clud­ing os­man­thus flow­ers which give a dis­tinct per­fumed flo­ral aroma. Oo­long tea is used (and dis­tilled separately) as is cas­sia bark, ju­niper and liquorice root. It is flo­ral and fra­grant with a sup­ple creamy tex­ture, herbal tea touches and lin­ger­ing fresh­ness. Try with Poach­ers Wild Tonic or make a Hanky Panky.

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