Spirit Master: Glendalough Rose Gin

11th February, 2020 by admin

As Valentine’s Day approaches this Friday (14 February), SB presents an award-winning gin made with the “most aromatic roses that can be found”.

Glendalough Rose Gin is made with Irish mountain roses and damask roses

Every week, SB celebrates some of the top-scoring Master medallists from The Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competitions.

We scoured the results of our Gin Masters to find an expression that would be best suited for celebrating with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

During the Gin Masters 2019 blind-tasting competition, Irish brand Glendalough Rose Gin was one of three Master medallists in a flight of flavoured expressions.

The biggest competition in the Global Spirits Masters series, this year’s gin blind-tasting saw more than 300 expressions assessed by an expert panel.

The panel found that Glendalough Rose Gin retained some of the classic gin characteristics, while also being a flavoured iteration.

Glendalough Rose Gin was one of three Master medallists in a flight of flavoured expressions

The gin is made from fresh ingredients sourced from the mountains that surround the distillery in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Glendalough claims to be the only distillery in the world that employs full-time foragers, enabling its team to distil using fresh wild plants every day.

Botanicals used in the gin include Irish mountain roses and damask roses, which are said to be the “most aromatic roses that can be found”.

The petals are distilled into the spirit and also used to infuse the gin post-distillation, giving the spirit its pink tinge.

Glendalough Rose Gin has been available in the UK since February 2019. It is available across 15 US states priced at RRP US$34.99.

To see the full list of medallists from our Gin Masters 2019, click here.

If you’re interested in entering your brand into any of the competitions in The Global Spirits Masters series, contact Rhiannon Morris – rhiannon.morris@thespiritsbusiness.com – for more details.

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