Glendalough launches autumn-inspired gin

10th December, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery has added a new bottling to its range of seasonal gins, called The Wild Autumn Botanical.

Glendalough's The Wild-Autumn Botanical gin contains botanicals foraged from the Wicklow Mountains

Glendalough’s The Wild-Autumn Botanical gin contains botanicals foraged from the Wicklow Mountains

Part of the distillery’s range of gins that launches a new variant four times a year using locally foraged ingredients, the limited edition is made with botanicals sourced from the Wicklow Mountains.

Produced in collaboration with local forager & botanist Geraldine Kavanagh, The Wild Autumn Botanical gin contains locally sourced darred malt, nettle watermint, clover flowers, ground ivy, heather flowers, 
rosehip, 
meadowsweet, rosemary,
 haws,
 yarrow, blackberries,
 fraughan berries,
 damsons
 sloes, elderberries and 
crab apples.

These ingredients are added to traditional botanicals of juniper, coriander, lemon peel, angelica root, bitter almond and orris root.

Only 2,000 bottles of each Glendalough Seasonal Gin are launched and features an image of the Glendalough countryside, along with the dates of when it was foraged and distilled.

Glendalough claims to be the only distillery in Ireland producing a range of seasonal gins.

“Glendalough Distillery has introduced an innovative new gin in to a very busy category,” said Patrick O’Reilly, owner of Lightbox Brands, Glendalough’s UK sales and marketing agency.

“Its unique offering of seasonal, foraged and Irish allows bars and retail outlets offer something fresh and interesting with a story. Those characteristics add to the category and importantly of course the liquid delivers outstanding taste profile.”

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