What is Junipalooza? Well it’s organised by The Gin Foundry, held in London and it’s probably the best gin festival in the world. There’s no corporate carve up, no brand managers and no dolly birds. It’s where gin fans […]

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Knockanmore early on an April morning.


Welcome to batch 6 of Blackwater No5 Gin which was distilled just after Easter 2015. It was (for Ireland) a warm spring day, but as far as the inside of the distillery was concerned it was still mid-January! The […]

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On a warm Tuesday in early April, we bottled the first spirit ever distilled at Blackwater Distillery. It had been in wood for 8 weeks. Interestingly this spirit didn’t start life as an Irish Poteen, because when we fired up the […]

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