Gintastic!

At last! Let me rephrase that. At long bloody last! Yes the gin is flowing, orders are being filled and folk are enjoying Blackwater No.5 Gin. The first gin hit the shops on Friday, but we were too knackered to party. Remember we don’t just make the gin here, we bottle and label it on […]

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Double Black

‘What this?’ Holds up bottle and reads label. ‘Double Black a vodka distilled from an IPA?’ ‘Yes. It’s a hopped vodka.’ ‘Stop right there – you took an IPA brewed by Black’s of Kinsale and then what? You distilled it?’ ‘That’s why it’s called Double Black. 800 litres of IPA turned up on a pallet one morning, it would have […]

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Expect the Unexpected

Well around now our gin should have been in shops all across the country. Then came the crash. Before it could get up, our bottling line went down. Yes, it would be simpler to farm out the entire thing and pretend we made it ourselves, but where would the fun be in that. Our gin should […]

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02

In the beginning there was 01  – we looked and thought it was good, so on the seventh day we created… 02. If distilling an unhopped Oatmeal Stout from the Dungarvan Brewing Company was an original way to wet the head of a new distillery, then distilling an IPA is akin to moving straight from crawling to […]

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