Conncullin Irish Gin
The Connacht Distillery sits on the banks of the picturesque River Moy in Ballina, County Mayo where the river starts to widen out into the Moy Estuary flowing out into Killala Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Intrinsically linked to the locality, the inspiration for the name Conncullin coming from the twin lakes of Lough Conn and the smaller Lough Cullin just a short distance south of Ballina and from where the Distillery sources the water for its spirits.
Conncullin Gin is handcrafted at the Connacht Distillery using a variety of Irish botanicals including elderberry flower and hawthorn berry.
Created using a steep and boil method, the mix of botanicals is combined with alcohol in a bespoke copper pot still. The mixture is heated to boiling and distilled. The steam used in the still allows for controlled heating of the liquid and botanicals without causing scorching or burning.
The first gin released from The Connacht Distillery, Conncullin Gin has a berry forward flavour, with hints of citrus and a spice finish.
The botanicals used include juniper, angelica root, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, hawthorn, rosehip, grains of paradise and elderberry.
This gin works perfectly in a G&T or classic Martini, but if you want something a little different why not try a Conncullin Twist Negroni. To make this, mix 30ml of Conncullin Gin, with 30ml of sweet vermouth, 30ml of Cynar and 3 dashes of chocolate bitters. Serve on the rocks and enjoy!
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