SPIRIT OF THE WEEK
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.