Blackwater No. 5 Small Batch Irish Gin
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  • cinnamon
  • spicy notes
  • coriander
  • lemon zest
  • botanicals
  • juniper
  • pine
  • bitter orange
  • cardamom

Blackwater

No. 5 Small Batch Irish Gin (0.5l, 41.5%)
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Meet the Gin for people who don’t like Gin.

The folks at the Blackwater Distillery, located in County Waterford in Ireland, know that life’s too short for bad Gin, and are firm believers that people who say they don’t like Gin are simply drinking the wrong one. Situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, the distillery takes both its name and its botanical inspiration from the surrounding area. When lifelong spirits enthusiast Peter Mulryan decided to start making Gin in 2014, he delved into the archives to find that in Victorian times, Waterford was a hotbed for companies trading spices, teas and botanicals, all sent up the wide, deep Blackwater River by steamboats.

Mulryan also uncovered a list of long-forgotten botanicals. He distilled each and every one of them, with varying degrees of success! In fact, two were so stand-out that they lie at the heart of Blackwater Gin’s recipe today.

With a real focus on tradition and craftsmanship, the only automated thing you’ll find in the Blackwater Distillery is the coffee grinder. Everything else is done by hand and by eye, meaning that production is relatively slow, but they’d have it no other way.

Blackwater No. 5 Gin is a classic London Dry Gin made with 12 botanicals, each of which was once imported into Waterford via ships on the river. Two of the less common botanicals featured in the Gin are cinnamon quills and myrtle pepper, for a soft, warming, spiced flavor. Balanced by piney juniper and zesty lemon, Blackwater Gin uses the finest botanicals, sourced locally where possible, or from wherever in the world the finest grade happens to be.
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cardamom, juniper and lemon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Oine, coriander, spicy notes of cinnamon and balanced by piney juniper and zesty lemon.

Finish
Spiced with long warming aftertaste.
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  • cinnamon
  • spicy notes
  • coriander
  • lemon zest
  • botanicals
  • juniper
  • pine
  • bitter orange
  • cardamom
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Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Its Irish name is ‘An Abhainn Mhor’ which means ‘The Big River.' Sometimes referred to as the ‘Munster Blackwater’, it rises on the Cork, Kerry border and flows due east into Waterford where it makes an abrupt right turn at Cappoquin. From there it flows past the distillery and into the sea at Youghal.
Blackwater chose to drop the "e" in Irish Whisky.
Today the Blackwater is famous the world over as a salmon river, but for hundreds of years its deep dark waters made it a perfect artery of commerce.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Its Irish name is ‘An Abhainn Mhor’ which means ‘The Big River.' Sometimes referred to as the ‘Munster Blackwater’, it rises on the Cork, Kerry border and flows due east into Waterford where it makes an abrupt right turn at Cappoquin. From there it flows past the distillery and into the sea at Youghal.
Blackwater chose to drop the "e" in Irish Whisky.
Today the Blackwater is famous the world over as a salmon river, but for hundreds of years its deep dark waters made it a perfect artery of commerce.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
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