Mourne Dew Distillery
In September 2018 they launched Kilbroney; a premium Irish gin, followed by a flavoured, Rostrevor Ruby Irish Gin. They hand-produce everything on site; from distillation and bottling to labelling and packaging.
The logo takes its inspiration from Bronze Age Gold Lunulas (neck collars) which are believed to have been made using gold from the Mourne Mountains.
Inspired by their surroundings, they have captured the very essence of the Mournes; employing the help of an ethnobotanist, who scours the mountains, foraging local edible botanicals. This has allowed them to build up a library of very special tinctures using a low temperature, vacuum distillation process to gently extract the flavours from the delicate flora. Some are contained in the initial offerings and many more will be incorporated in new spirituous beverages which will be available in the coming months and years.
Watch this space
What They Do
Craft gins and poitins
Kilbroney Premium Irish Gin Creamy and fruity on the nose. Aromas of juniper, blackberries, nutmeg and orange peel. Palate: Creamy and soft. Flavours as per the aromas with a touch of lemon verbena, rosewater and other floral touches. Finishes with a peppery flourish. Rostrevor Ruby Irish Gin Bright pink/purple in colour. Strawberries, raspberries and other red berries with a touch of Turkish delight. Fruity and vibrant with a touch of sweetness. Flavours of strawberries, raspberries and rose with a slight pepperiness. Pooka Poitin No 1 The No1 blend is a blend of malted barley and grain spirit with an ABV of 43% On the nose Clean and crisp with notes of barley sugar, lemon and wild flowers. On the palate: Soft and mouthwatering. Surprisingly fruity and refreshing. Flavours of lemon, pears, apples and almonds. The Pooka Hazelnut Poitin Liqueur ABV of 35%. On the nose Pure hazelnut aromas on the nose. Reminiscent of fruit and nut chocolate and a certain Italian nut spread. On the palate Sweet and smooth. Flavours of roasted hazelnuts, chocolate, cream and vanilla.
2019 Gin Guide Awards Kilbroney Best Contemporary Gin Rostrevor- Runner Up in Flavoured Gin. Pooka No I Poitin, Hazelnut Poitin Liqeur, Rostrevor Ruby Gin- Finalists Blas na hEireann 2019.