#SláinteToThat is a campaign that aims to celebrate the drinks industry in Ireland. As part of this campaign we brought Doireann Garrihy to a number of locations around Ireland and went behind the scenes of Irelands vibrant drinks industry. Visiting these sites allowed us to educate Doireann on the heritage of drinks manufacture in Ireland and introduce her to some of the more innovative and unusual techniques being used by Irelands drinks entrepreneurs.
Discover / Sliabh Liag Distillers
Doireann visits husband and wife distillers James and Moira Doherty in Carrick, South Donegal. The stunning landscape of Donegal is the backdrop to some innovative distilling practices and James guides Doireann through the process they use to make their An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin. This education included a trip to the seashore to gather some of the five seaweeds that give their gin such a unique flavour!
This piece first featured in the Irish Independent on 16 December, click here to read.