A premium gin inspired by the botanicals of the Mourne Mountains has won the Contemporary Gin category at the worldwide Gin Guide 2019 Awards.
Kilbroney Premium Irish Gin (ABV 42 %) is made at Mourne Dew Distillery in Warrenpoint Co Down. It is a cold distilled, super smooth gin with a high ester content making it suitable for drinking neat.
Rostrevor Ruby Red Gin (ABV 40%)is infused with strawberry, raspberry, mint and rose petals. It has a vibrant red colour and floral notes. It was Runner-Up in the Flavoured Gin category.
The Distillery uses a combination of conventional distillation for the hardier botanicals and cold, vacuum distillation for the more delicate ones. They have even designed their own bespoke vacuum still and had it specially made. Unlike a conventional, hot still, the Mourne Dew design can distil off ethanol at minus 3 centigrade and will condense at ludicrously low temperatures down to minus 30 centigrade! This ensures that all the fresh flavours and aromas of the fresh botanicals are kept intact and not cooked as they would be during conventional distilling.
They hand produce everything on site; from distillation and bottling to labelling and packaging.
“To win at these awards is just amazing” said distiller Donal Farrell.
“There are more than 600 entrants from across the world, so we are delighted to have won such a hotly contested category. The Rostrevor Ruby coming Runner-Up is the cherry on the cake.
“We’re delighted that the judges know what our loyal customers already know: that our locally made Mourne gins are up there with the best in the world!”
Mourne Dew drinks are distributed by GDK Drinks in Warrenpoint, Co. Down.