• Cyril McAree

Ashford Castle & Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin Collaborate On Gin Tray Tasting Experience


Ashford Castle is delighted to announce a new collaboration with The Shed Distillery, producers of the acclaimed Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, to offer guests the exclusive Ashford Castle’s Gin Tray Tasting Experience in collaboration with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin. There are few better places in the world for gin lovers at the moment than Ireland, where the spirit is in the midst of a renaissance, and for those heading to the stately Ashford Castle, there is much more than the classic G&T on offer.

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With the launch of the all new Ashford Castle’s Gin Tray Tasting Experience in collaboration with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, guests of Ashford Castle can compare a number of the world’s finest gins from Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland and UK with Ireland’s distinctive Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Under the expert guidance of Ashford Castle’s Bar Manager of the Year (Spirits World), Noli Alngohuro, guests will be presented with the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Tasting Tray for comparison with two other world gins of their choice from the extensive selection at Ashford Castle. During the taste comparison, guests will learn about the origins and production journey of the spirit.

A selection of cocktails that complement the botanical notes of the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin will be created by Noli Alngohuro and team in the Prince of Wales Bar using specially chosen fresh ingredients foraged from the Ashford Castle Estate.

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Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin came onto the market in 2016 and lauded for its delicate botanical notes, is now in demand worldwide. It is slow-distilled by hand in copper pot stills, with a carefully selected blend of eight Irish and oriental botanicals added to the still. The delicate flavours of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin are garnered through a vapour process whereby four botanicals are added to the vapour basket including gunpowder tea, Chinese lemon, Kaffir lime and Oriental grapefruit resulting in the distinctive flavour of the now world-renowned gin.

The Ashford Castle’s Gin Tray Tasting Experience in collaboration with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin must be booked in advance and costs €65 per person.*

For further information please visit www.ashfordcastle.com or phone 094 9546003.


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