Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

(0.75l, 43%)


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$39.99
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From gunpowder tea to gunpowder Gin.

Drumshanbo, a small town in County Leitrim, is the home of the Drumshanbo Distillery and Gunpowder Gin. The brainchild of master distiller Patrick J Rigby, the mastermind behind multiple quality spirits on the market, Gunpowder Gin takes its name from one of its principle botanicals; gunpowder tea.

Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Gunpowder Gin is made with 12 botanicals, the more sturdy of which are added to the distillate in the pot (juniper, cardamom, coriander, star anise, orris root, angelica root, caraway seeds and meadowsweet), and some which are vapor-infused (kaffir lime, oriental grapefruit, Chinese lemon, and the namesake gunpowder tea).

Gunpowder Gin is the meeting of oriental spice and Irish tradition. The curious mind of master distiller PJ Rigby had a flash of inspiration when creating the Gin. The bottle, a beautiful, ribbed blue glass, features the mythical creature of the jackalope; part Jack rabbit, part antelope, symbolising the remarkable Gin inside.

Gunpowder tea, which is a form is green tea, lends the Gin a slightly spicy freshness. Coupled with the other 11 botanicals, which give the Gin a citrus-led aroma and bold taste. It’s an explosion of flavors in a bottle. 

It's also the winner of the Flaviar Community Awards 2019 —Flaviaristas know a good Gin when they see it.

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anise
berries
lemon
juniper berries
coriander
grapefruit
tea
sweet
raspberry
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Classifications of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Citrus, star anise with notes of tea.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Coriander, citrus and warm spice. 

Finish
Bold, spiced and long.

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Ratings & Reviews
Chase
Chase,
A solid spin on London dry gin. It's like if Plymouth had some extra pizazz
 
Bill
Bill,
Pleasant on the tongue, notes of citrus and pine.
 
Emerson
Emerson,
Extremely floral in the nose and taste. There’s a lot going on here - really citrus-forward, and a lot of cardamom comes through - but it’s very well-balanced. Makes an incredible G&T.
 
Joe
Joe,
I’m not a huge gun guy but I liked the complexity in this one. You can definitely taste the anise. Made a great martini!
 
Emerson
Emerson,
Floral, bright, and citrusy. Really excellent in a G&T.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Stuff like this and gin grows on me
 
Keith
Keith,
Haven’t ever been a big gin drinker but this one might have me hooked. Smells absolutely amazing, tastes just as good. Citrusy, crisp, and smooth. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t, if you don’t like it send it to me! :p
 
Craig
Craig,
May be the best gin I've had so far. Smooth with a nice citrus finish, very easy to drink straight or in a g&t.
 
David
David,
Smooth
 
Meghan
Meghan,
Love it! Great botanical flavor
 
Robert
Robert,
This was the best one out of the set, and I don’t even drink gin. Totally different compared the Hendricks my wife loves. Love the Anise notes upfront, then a great grapefruit citrus on the back. Really liked this one. Best with graipfruit sparkling water or just plan water to get the true taste of f this gin. Will buy this one and add to our bar.
 
Marcel
Marcel,
Great Gin. Goes well with blood orange or grapefruit. We found that Fever tree tonic water worked best for us with this gin.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, crisp, Gin with an aromatic birth; while a warm & spicy life leads to a long, bold & spicy death with notes of grapefruit & raspberry.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Not a big fan of gin, but this one I could get used to!
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Enjoyed the up front Anise with a strong lemon favor.
 
Garin
Garin,
This has become my favorite gin. So many unique tastes and a great nose. Nothing like I have experienced before.
 
Darren
Darren,
A beautiful aromatic gin
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
How does one truly feel about sequin shirts? This gin is delightful. I smile every time I drink it. Not only does it have a great aroma and clean start but it has one of the cleanest finishes that has ever gone in my mouth. #sequinshirts
Lawrence
Lawrence,
I think my friends hijacked my account. That said, the gin was impressive and caught our group off guard with the smooth start, strong herbal notes, and smooth finish. It also made for an amazing gin and tonic.
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Bold tasty gin, would be my everyday drinker we're I not poor.
 
Angela
Angela,
Very smooth and citrusy
 
ELizabeth
ELizabeth,
Not a Gin drinker but this GIN will certainly be added to my home bar
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Very smooth gin and balanced gin. Citrus, juniper, and pine are noticeable alongside a soft initial note of anise.
 
Alice
Alice,
I don't even like gin and I could sip this any day of the week. Nice and smooth, the flavor is crisp without being overpowering, and the lingering tea flavor is very satisfying.
 
Eduard
Eduard,
Not my cup of (gunpowder) tea, but well balanced quality gin. Great on nose!
 
Richard
Richard,
The best gin I’ve ever had. Admittedly, I’m not a gin expert but I made a few G&T’s with the Malfy, the Sapphire and the Gunpowder and it made the first two taste like rubbing alcohol.
 
Jason
Jason,
The floral notes on the nose is wonderful, the explosive flavor on the mouth is amazing, my first straight gin experience just lingers lightly on the palate. Definitely buying a bottle soon!
 
CARL
CARL,
This Gin is fantastic! Drink it with a small slice of grapefruit and tonic water! It is also very good neat! This is my new drink of choice for the hot summer days on the patio!
 
Scott
Scott,
Tasted like a Christmas tree. Not a fan of this one at all.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Not bad but I am not a gin fan.
 
robert
robert,
One of the best gins that i have had. you can really taste the anise and lemon. i also found it to have a bit of lavender.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
I have never considered drinking gin neet, only used in mixed drinks. Got a whiff of the lovely "bouquet" upon opening and had to try it straight. Never expected the the taste sensations I got. Ordered a 5th immediately. This will never be used as a mixer.
 
Chad
Chad,
Really smooth, good flavor. Small backend kick. Really enjoyed!
 
Zack
Zack,
great gin for the price I can not think anything that can beat at this price point great in a g&t
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very unique gin, this one is more on the earthy / metallic / spice side than floral. The anise / licorice flavor is very predominant followed by the typical coriander and juniper berry gin flavors. Great for sipping neat. As a scotch drinker this is one is very enjoyable
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Very smooth and citrusy
 
Luis
Luis,
A floral gin - at times, light & refreshing; others, oddly sweet. Worth a try, but not a house fav.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Well balanced and goes with pre and after drinks either dry sweet or in the middle. Think fruity, Tonic or French 75 all work smoothly.
 
Nejc
Nejc,
For gin lover my first impression was just UAUUU. One of the best ways to relax after long day.
 
garrett
garrett,
I received this in the tasting box Flaviar awards 2019. I am not a gin drinker but this one changed my mind. Definitely an approachable gin for those who don’t like gin because of the flavor profile in most of them. It reminds me of Rangpur because of the sweeter more subtle profile. Drumshanbo is way more complex with an excellent flavor profile. It clearly earns a spot in my home bar. It is good enough on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail.
 
Gareth
Gareth,
Very clean. Great taste.
 
Michael
Michael,
I'm not sure if there is a better gin
 
Shari
Shari,
The initial scent when opening the bottle told it all! Excellent!
 
Skyler
Skyler,
My favorite gin I have tried so far.
 
James
James,
Having not been a previous Gin aficionado this spirit has change that. Intense citrus keeps me coming back for more.
 
Max
Max,
Unbelievably unique. A Must-Have from now on for me. Strand me on a desert island with it.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Very good, surprised at how clearly the year comes through, makes a great sipping gin.
 
Josh
Josh,
Love the flavor evolution that happens in your mouth.
 
Deja
Deja,
Delicious!
 
Israel
Israel,
I've never had neat gin but this one was an amazing experience. I'm saving the rest of the sample for a rainy day! The aroma had citrus and star anise, while the palate reminded you of a warm spicy citrus with some notes of coriander. I'll see if I can make a small G&T with the remainder.
 
guest
guest,
We fell in love with Gunpowder Gin and the Irish way of making gin and tonics with excellent tonic and fruit (berries, citrus) while in Ireland this past fall. We found where we could buy the gin in Oregon and bought all bottles the store had! We LOVE our Gunpowder G&T’s in our beautiful Dingle Crystal and Kinsale Crystal rock glasses! It takes us right back to our beloved Ireland!
 
Florian
Florian,
I love this gin! After trying a lot, this is my favourite! Just the right amount of herbs
 
Sabrina
Sabrina,
Absolutely delicious. Received in a tasting box and had no idea I liked gin straight. Lime on the nose, couldn’t figure out it was anise I was tasting but now that I know I totally agree. Oily mouth feel left me wanting more.
 
Neal
Neal,
Made one gin an tonic and immediately ordered two more bottles.
 
Donald
Donald,
Great gin. Has a slight tea/peaty flavor that has a lot of layers to it. Almost seems a shame to mix it.
 
Donovan
Donovan,
Very good gin 👍🏾
 
guest
guest,
Simple delicious
 
Teagan
Teagan,
Easily the most flavorful and aromatic gin I've ever tasted (though I admit I'm still a novice). Regardless, it has become a quick favorite, and while I plan on seeing how it complements my favorite cocktails, it definitely feels like one to enjoy neat more often than not. The bottle it comes in is also beautiful, and I plan on keeping it. Will definitely buy again.
 
Michael
Michael,
I bought this as a present for my son on the recommendation of one of my clients. Not being a gin drinker myself I did not try it. My son howeverhe said that it was a lovely gin. He goes all around the UK on gin sampling trips and he said it was one of the best he had tried. So as you appreciate I can not comment on it. What I can say is that it was delivered timeously and the packaging was really good. In addition I liked the bottle. It showed some thought. On the basis of my part in the transaction, I was delighted. On the basis of what my son said, he was really pleased as well.
 
Michael
Michael,
Strong aromas of piney juniper, lemon, grapefruit, tea leaves, cloves, and anise on the nose. Flavors come in with juniper, vanilla, lemon zest, and coriander up front. The gunpowder tea flavors rise in the mid-palate; star anise follows in smoothly after and leads into a warm finish, lingering along with juniper, white pepper and tea. All flavors are very bold, but so very well controlled that this one is wonderful to sip neat, in addition to making a tremendous G&T. Exceptional.
 
Michael
Michael,
beautiful and different. citrus, juniper, tea and spices. Bold with a spicy finish. great in a G&T
 
Emma
Emma,
I just looove this gin, there is no need for fancy frills with this one!
 
Leanna
Leanna,
For some one who is not a real gin drinker i really do enjoy this gin. It has a different taste then most i don't quite kno how to explain but it's rather enjoyably.
 
Caroline
Caroline,
Such a smooth gin, my absolute favorite!!
 
Derek
Derek,
One of my favorite gin's. Plays well with other for cocktails as well as for straight. Hint of the tea finishes after the botanicals.
 
Craig
Craig,
Great flavor. Smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
The best Gin ever. Very upsetting we can get this in the states. Would buy it more often if we could.
GERARD
GERARD,
You should be able to get it in the states
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Love this gin, very pleased..............
 
Michael
Michael,
Just got into gin, but this Gunpowder Gin is already at the top of my list! With aromas of tea and anise, the taste of Coriander and citrus, down to the long spiced finish, this is an awesome Gin that most can be thankful for!
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Very solid with tonic and lime. Probably my fave so far as a mixer
 
Anthony
Anthony,
One of my favorite gin’s.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Love this gin - a nice, unique flavor profile. Quite herbal with citrus notes and a smooth finish. Makes a great Gin and Tonic with Fevertree Elderberry tonic.
 
Jason
Jason,
I wasn’t expecting the flavor. It’s really good but not a gin flavor you would expect. I feel like it’s fruity and tropical. But it’s soooo good. If you’re looking for a different gin flavor, TRY THIS ONE!
 
Charles
Charles,
My wife discovered this while traveling in Ireland. She had never had gin and tonic before. Our waitress suggested this because it was made with Fever Tree tonic, cucumber, and lime. She fell in love with it! We were so disappointed when we were told it could only be purchased in Ireland. She will not drink regular gin and sometimes will do Hendricks but when I surprised her with a bottle of Gunpowder she was elated. Please keep available. Price point very reasonable.
Michael
Michael,
How was this prepared? Was the cucumber muddled, or just used as a garnish? Thanks for posting Charles!
Matt
Matt,
It is GOOD!!! But not sure the price is right....seems a bit pricey for the quality.
 
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