Glendalough Wild Botanical gin wins gold at San Francisco


"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.