Three varieties of rose are used in making this Glendalough Rose Gin; the rare and elusive Wild Rose from the Wicklow mountains, large fragrant Heritage Roses and the ancient prized Damask Rose. All of which come together to make this a naturally pink and very floral gin. Given the delicate nature of petals as an ingredient, this gin is distilled even slower and more gently than the Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin with vapour distillation playing a bigger part in extracting those essential oils and flavours. After distilling, it is further infused with even more roses to deepen the flavours and of course the lovely pink hue.
This is not “just another pink gin”, far from it. The depth and complexity really needs to be tasted to be understood.
Fresh flowers and fragrant juniper sweetness, blended by orange oil sharpness cutting through. A hint of liquorice slowly appears.