This is where nature and science meet in a very happy pairing. Ric Dyer has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for thirty years.
In 2016 he decided to follow his other passion, food and drink, and use his knowledge of science and quality to produce an innovative series of spirits using ingredients from the local area, combined with cutting edge chemistry processes. The bespoke process he uses retains flavours which are often lost during traditional distillation.
The science then turns to drinkable art as the various flavours are carefully balanced in a series of unique compositions.
This all happens at Woodlab Distillery in Benburb, County Tyrone where Ric lives with his wife Fiona, dog Jasper and their cats and chickens.
They call the range Symphonia. Armagh Bramley apples and fruits from their own garden are used. Current blends include their own original dry gin, apple gin and fruit cup.
Such a good life!
What They Do
Dry gin, Armagh Bramley apple gin and fruit cup in 70cl, 5ml mini bottles and 200ml trio gift sets
Where To Buy
Uluru restaurant, Armagh, Daly’s service station, Master of Malt, Gin Kiosk, Nicholls and Perks, from Kenny’s Home Delivery Wine, Vineyard off-licence, Belfast, various Spar outlets in Moy, Benburb and Dungannon, markets and events, direct website sales.