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Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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About Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Ok, the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin bottle is a stunner and the mysteries on its label only hint on the wild ride on which you're about to embark.

Brilliant blue glass hides behind an off-white label emblazoned with...a jackelope?!?  Yes, the mythical creature of poorly themed American restaurants. Simplified Chinese characters in the upper right translate to "Chinese pearl tea." The bottom of the label reads "From the curious mind of PJ Rigney." The brand name sounds vaguely like a game you remember from childhood where someone tried to punch you...

What is this?? 

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is a worldclass gin like no other. From the rolling green fields of County Leitrim, Ireland, this gin hails from the small 900 person town of Drumshanbo, better known for its pot still Irish whiskey. Well, those pot stills also make a mean gin.

But, this isn't just any boring gin. Drumshanbo Gunpowder takes its name from gunpowder tea. Since the Tang Dynasty, some Chinese tea merchants have rolled dried green or oolong tea leaves into small pellets or gunpowder tea. This rolling technique protected the tea ahead of its long voyage to markets far away, including Ireland!

Today, gunpowder tea provides the core botanical behind eccentric founder PJ Rigney's wonderful gin. It's complemented by eleven other botanicals ranging from Asian citrus to caraway.

Ok, so that just leaves the jackalope. Why a jackalope? No idea! Try it and put your best guess in a review below.

And, while you're at it. This gin is excellent for cocktails. Greg Mayer selected it as the recommended spirit to pair with Shaker & Spoon’s Ginuary Box

Recommended by: Greg Mayer, creator of the Framboise Thaw

“My recommendation is the Shed Distillery’s Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, which is a beautiful harmony of fresh citrus botanicals and powerful gunpowder green tea notes. It’s an incredibly versatile spirit!” says Greg. 

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750ml & 86 Proof

General Characteristics:


Size: 750ml
Proof: 86 proof
Main Ingredient: Juniper Berries
Country of Origin: Ireland

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3 reviews
  • Ursa M.
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    I'm More Into: Sipping
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Whiskey, Gin, Rum, Scotch
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I drink it neat

    I love this Gin. While I would normally drink gin as a G&T, I have enjoyed this gin on the rocks. I love the flavor profile.

    Best ForRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Suzanne S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    I'm More Into: Cocktails AND Sipping
    I Bought This For Myself
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this!

    Great flavor. I use this for martinis or GTs

    Best ForRated 1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Nysa
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    One of my favorites

    This is a fantastic gin and one of my favorites. I was introduced to it by a previous boyfriend's father. His father, originally from Ireland, asks his older children, who still living in Ireland, to bring it to him whenever they come to visit the UK. It is perfect with a grapefruit slice in a G&T. A lime just doesn't do justice to this herbal, rounded, botanical mix. It is perfect by itself and gives depth of flavor to a tonic. Don't water it down with too much ice, just enough to make it cold. We always do a large square cocktail ice cube in a low-ball glass, about 2/3 tonic or a little less to 1/3 gin, with a wedge of squeezed grapefruit. Perfect!

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