Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

9.1/10 by Flaviar

Infusions: Wild Mountain Flora
Alcohol: 41% abv
Type: White Spirit
Vintage: N.V.
Format: 70cl
Region: Glendalough




This extraordinary gin is made from wild plants that are foraged in the mountains around the distillery. What is picked goes fresh into the still within hours of foraging. All the plants are sustainably picked by a full time forager on the day it’s going to be distilled. A lot of care is taken so that the areas they’re found in, are not adversely affected. That means sometimes using scissors rather than picking to make sure roots aren’t pulled, or maybe skipping a few before picking the next one, or finding different patches of the same plant, to make sure an area isn’t over-foraged. The aim is to leave no trace. It’s harder work but worth it to keep the mountains beautiful and wild. These wild botanicals are painstakingly slow-distilled to tease out delicate flavours, in very small batches of less than 250 liters. Some go in the pot, and some are hung in a basket to let vapours extract their essential oils. The cut-points are decided batch by batch, by smell and taste (never timed or automated) as if each batch is the first. This brings the flavour this Wild Gin to a whole other level. The knowledge, experience and man-hours in each bottle are what make this liquid so special.