Just in case any­one is won­der­ing, sláinte is ‘cheers’ in Ir­ish.

Best - - CON­TENTS - Please let me know your thoughts, siob­han. wykes@hearst.co.uk EX­EC­U­TIVE ED­I­TOR SIOB­HAN WYKES

A word of­ten used at chris­ten­ings, wed­dings – even Sun­day lunches!

But while the Ir­ish are well­known for their whiskies and Guin­ness, less is known about their grow­ing love of gin.

So, in the spirit of keep­ing you all in­formed (ahem), I vis­ited the Ir­ish Em­bassy in Lon­don to sam­ple some new gins – each with an Ir­ish ac­cent.

Drumshanbo Gun­pow­der Ir­ish Gin (see p19) was life­style ed­i­tor Lara’s favourite, while mine was Dublin City Gin (see dublinci­ty­gin.com).

So sláinte to gin lovers ev­ery­where. En­joy a new taste from the Emer­ald Isle…

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