Ashford Castle has partnered up with the Shed Distillery for a unique, once-off bottling of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

This special distillation of Gunpowder Irish Gin balances gunpowder tea and citrus fruits from the Orient with honey from the first harvest of beehives on the Ashford Castle Estate and wood sorrel, which flourishes below the vast tree population in the 350-acre Castle gardens.

The gin is the creation of PJ Rigney (Manager Director and Founder of The Shed Distillery) and Brian Taft (Head Distiller at The Shed Distillery), who worked in close partnership with the team at Ashford Castle led by Noli Alngohuro, Bar and Lounge Manager, and General Manager, Niall Rochford. Every drop is slow-distilled by hand, sealed, hand-bottled and labelled at The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

The deep-green edition of the flagship Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin bottle represents the colours of the Ashford Castle Estate and the label bears the hallmark Ashford Castle Estate logo in golden foil alongside the Curious Jackalope of The Shed Distillery brands.

The 800-year-old Ashford Castle Estate in Co. Mayo now employs more than 400 people, and employee numbers have risen to over 80 at The Shed Distillery following the opening of the new €3.5m visitor centre.

The new Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin edition will be exclusively available online from Mrs Tea’s Boutique & Bakery on the Ashford Castle Estate and The Shed Distillery Experience gift shop in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim from 3rd May 2022. ABV 43%, with an RRP of €65.

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