Glendalough release new Rose Gin

Following the success of Glendalough’s award winning Wild Botanical Gin, Glendalough Distillery have released a new Rose Gin made from a selection of different rose petals, including Wild Rose, Heritage Rose & Damask Rose. 

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To make this very special, small-batch Gin Glendalough completely rebalance the Wild Gin recipe and redistill it with extra fruit, flowers and spices... and of course a lot of fresh rose petals.

Glendalough Rose Gin will be available to order from 1st December.

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin FEATURES IN Be At One

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin has launched across 34 Be At One sites in the UK, you can find Glendalough Gin in the new gin cocktail ‘Peach Cup’ on Be At One’s Autumn/ Winter cocktail menu.

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Known for its locally foraged natural ingredients and sustainability, Glendalough Gin is foraged by one person - botanist & wild foodie Geraldine Kavanagh in the Irish mountains. The seasonal Peach Cup cocktail includes spiced clementine juice, Aperol, Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin, crushed ice with a delicate edible flower.

Glamour Magazine were invited by Be At One to try the new menu! #InstaWorthy

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Filled with three types of peach infused from Rin Quin Quin, Peach Cup combines Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin - foraged in the mountains and made from wild fruits. Perfectly harmonized with citrus-sativa-hybrid of Clementine and Italian Aperitif.
— Be At One
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Foraging Experience

Glendalough Distillery will be inviting Be At One bartenders on a foraging expedition in the Wicklow mountains in 2019 with head forager Geraldine. Bartenders will experience a full days foraging, learning about the botanicals in Glendalough’s gin and the distilling process at the distillery in Ireland.


Laki Kane & The Liars Club WIN AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® VERSUS Cocktail Competition

This years UK VERSUS Competition was hosted in London and Manchester by industry favourite Jim Wrigley of B&H Buildings, bartenders and spectators were full of energy and excitement as some of the industry’s finest talent went head to head.

Round one named the Classic Round, saw bartenders redesign a classic cocktail using Amaro di ANGOSTURA® as a main ingredient.

The second round was a nail biting speed round where the contestants were on the clock and asked to make 10 Trinidad Sours in 5 mins! (That’s 30 seconds per cocktail!)

Finally, the Mystery Punch round, where teams were asked to make a signature Amaro di ANGOSTURA® punch using a lots of Amaro di ANGOSTURA® liqueur and ingredients from a mystery box (Think hibiscus flowers, jam and pineapple juice! Delicious.)

The competition was judged by Angostura’s® Global Brand Ambassador Daniyel Jones, Angostura’s® UK Brand Ambassador Sean Duprey and Amaro di Angostura’s® Marketing Manager Lawn Davis.

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This competition is not for the faint hearted, it will be fast, skilful, competitive, intense and above all, entertaining
— Angostura’s® Global Brand Ambassador Daniyel Jones

VERSUS LONDON

The London competition was hosted at REV. JW Simpson on Monday 24th September and saw Laki Kane, Cahoots, Callooh Callay and the London Cocktail Club to head to head. Challenged on speed and creativity the Amaro di ANGOSTURA® cocktails created were second to none, the competition was tight but winning the top prize were Tiki Bar connoisseurs, Laki Kane.

VERSUS NORTH WEST

Battling it out in Manchester were top cocktail bars The Liars Club, Arcane, Red Door Liverpool and Santa Chupitos, hosted at The Liars Club in Manchester on 26th September more incredible Amaro di ANGOSTURA® creations were presented to the three judges.

Global Amaro di ANGOSTURA® brand ambassador Danyiel Jones said:
“VERSUS is all about bartenders and teamwork! The competing UK bars brought exactly that to the table, taking on rounds challenging their speed, technique and creativity – with a focus on tropical cocktail concoctions and delicious punches using Amaro di ANGOSTURA®. Congratulations to our winners, Lake Kane and The Liars Club!”

Winners Laki Kane and The Liars Club each won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Athens Bar Show 2018 in November, courtesy of the House of Angostura®.


Follow the global Facebook page @amardodiangosturaversus for all of the VERSUS 2018 action and live updates.


A Cocktail from London VERSUS winners Laki Kane

The social butterfly

  • 50ml Amaro Di Angostura

  • 25ml Coco Soursop

  • 25ml Mandarin

  • 75ml Pineapple

  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
    Blended with ice - Garnished with sugar cane and edible flowers





Glendalough release exclusive SEASONAL Gins at Selfridges

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Glendalough releases exclusive Gins at Selfridges during Taste the Emerald Isle Event

Selfridges launched its first Irish Food and Drink show named ‘Taste the Emerald Isle’ in London from August - October 2018.


The celebration gave London foodies the opportunity to taste and learn about products from over 50 Irish artisan producers. Glendalough Gin teamed up with Carlingford Oysters to present a gin and oyster pairing evening hosted by Chef and Irish oyster expert, Simon Lamont and forager from Glendalough, Geraldine Kavanagh.

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Glendalough's new whiskey joins an elite club

Amazing news! Just ahead of its global release this month, Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible 2018 puts our new 13yo single malt with Japanese mizunara cask finish among a small group of elite - the finest you can find currently on the whiskey shelves of the world.

Rare and precious, it is now classified as "liquid gold", a "superstar whiskey that gives us all a reason to live".

At a whopper 96 points... it is "the spiciest Irish nose this year... probably the most sensuous chocolate finish in the history of Irish whiskey, different and adorable".

Glendalough 13yo single malt mizunara finish is available to order now. 

Sláinte -  Lightbox Team

Glendalough Wild Botanical gin wins gold at San Francisco

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"Fresh botanicals, never dried, foraged wild from the mountains around the distillery". Wild Botanical Gin represents an entire year in beautiful Glendalough, the Garden of Ireland.

As with the seasonal gins Geraldine Kavanagh, County Wicklow native and Glendalough's forager, took charge of the botanical recipe, along with their harvest. Added to the still mere hours after being picked, the botanicals are infused in neutral spirit overnight before distillation the following day. Master distiller Rowdy Rooney then utilises the Glendalough Holstein still to carefully distill the infusions before diluting the spirit to 41% ABV.

The result is the new Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin, built on a base of classic gin botanicals alongside freshly foraged wild botanicals from the valley, designed to create a snapshot of Glendalough year-round. An accomplished gin, which starts with spring-like notes on the nose, distinctly juniper and citrus tones, before moving through to summer flowers, then autumn fruits before finally resting on winter spice.

- Tasting Notes

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin has fresh spring notes of juniper, citrus and pine on the nose.On the palate, it starts cool and mellow, then rushes to summer flowers in full bloom.Hints of autumn fruits give way to warm winter spices and a long, sylvan finish.

- Serve

Enjoy in a tall glass with plenty of fresh ice, a generous serving of Glendalough Gin and twice as much quality tonic. For garnish use a wedge of lemon and a sprig of mint.

Glendalough Spring Gin Launches in UK

Glendalough Spring Gin Launches in UK

At last - Spring Gin is here!!  We are delighted to offer the latest innovative Foraged Gin from The Glendalough Distillery, Ireland’s first craft distillery. 

"Wild Spring Botanical’ recently launched at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and is an outstanding new addition to the range using fresh botanicals foraged locally in the picturesque Glendalough countryside.