|Distilled in||Dingle, Ireland|
Dingle Gin is gloriously Irish, full of crisp, local flavours, including fuchsia and heather, that add delicate, floral notes to a beautiful, savoury gin, sláinte!
The Dingle Distillery is a staunchly independent spirit maker from Dingle in the southwest of Ireland. Working to rekindle independent distilling in Ireland, they started producing their artisan spirits in 2012. A real taste of Ireland, Dingle Gin is brimming with local botanicals including rowan berry, bog myrtle, fuchsia, heather and hawthorn.
Dingle has an aroma of pepper and freshly cut grass on the nose with a crisp and floral character that balances wonderfully with spicy juniper, coriander and herbal notes on the palate. The finish is light with a hint of pepper, delicious.
I was recommended this gin by an Irish couple that I got talking to on holiday. I ordered a bottle but really wasn't blown away it, it wasn't really to my taste. I put lime in it as suggested by Gin Festival but then I recently saw Dingle advertised on FaceBook with an orange and black pepper garnish. I'm not sure the pepper does much but the orange absolutely transformed the flavour of the gin to something much tastier and much closer to my tastes. Try with both, I guess lime is suggested for a reason, but, for me, the orange made all the difference.
Last summer we spent time in Galway City. In one of the many bars we frequented we asked for an Irish gin, barmans choice. We were so happy to discover Dingle Gin.
I am unable to pick out the individual botanicals. I'm afraid my palate has a much more basic way of categorizing food and drink. This Gin falls into the 'pretty Damn good' category for me. The problem was that when I came home I struggled to find it again, even online. In one small year since discovering this Gin it has won a Gold World Gin Award and has thankfully become more readily available.
So pleased with this finally obtaining this Gin I couldn't part with the empty bottle. It's now filled with little fairy lights and is a focal point of our little home bar.
Wow!! The gin tastes amazing!! With the fever tree tonic and the stunning glasses we relaxed and drifted away with the hint of pepper and holiday aromas!! Recommend this Gin to anyone who loves holidays!!