Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin

The Schtick: Ginvitational Day 3! This is batch DGIG19/139 of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin – a gin distilled at Shed using gunpowder tea as one of the botanicals.

Review #1573 | Gin Review #30

Distiller: Shed Distillery

Bottler: Shed Distillery

Brand: Drumshanbo


ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Rich, herbal and fresh with juniper. Sweet cream, lavender, tea, coriander. Really well balanced.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, nice body. Heat is very well behaved. The first thing that strikes me is the sweetness – lots of vanilla cream. Then the tea and juniper hits. Delightful complexity, lots going on. Lots of pepper on the back palate.

Finish: Short but clean. Juniper and tea hang on for a while, nice exit with sweetness and pepper to keep thongs interesting.

Overall: Big fan of this batch as well, as it’s been some years since the last time I tried this gin. The tea really does add some pleasant complexity, and while I tried this in both a martini and a gimlet, I honestly think it’s best neat on its own where each facet of it can shine.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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