Blackwater Distillery has launched the second release in its Root & Branch Gin series, a unique series that changes with the seasons.

In an Irish first, Blackwater is working with Green Belt to plant a native tree for each and every bottle sold. Each edition of Root & Branch Gin is available exclusively from Aldi stores nationwide, priced €19.99 (50cl).

Root & Branch Gin will change to reflect the seasons, with a new limited edition coming every three months. The launch edition ‘Blood Orange & Pink Peppercorn’, still on shelf, was designed by Blackwater Distillery’s Italian distiller Silvia Torresi. The flavour evokes Mediterranean sunshine in a glass, inspired by Silvia’s home town of Ravenna in the Emilla-Romana region of north eastern Italy.

Arriving in store from 15th September, Root & Branch Fruit of the Forest Gin is an ideal addition to any autumn occasion. Created by Distiller Steve Povey, he credits his inspiration as: “country walks with our dogs in and around Melleray, Co Waterford, foraging for the flavours of wild hedgerow fruits”. This gin offers fruity flavours of a berry autumn, notes of blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and ripe rosehips, cut with a hint of cinnamon.

A native Irish tree will be planted by Green Belt for every bottle sold. Planting trees is a natural way to capture and store carbon, improving Ireland’s contribution to offsetting emissions and reversing climate change at a time when Ireland has the lowest forestry cover in Europe. Native forestry also encourages rich bio-diversity.

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