About Gin and Genever from Ireland

About Gin  and  Genever from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Gin and Genever

An Dúlamán Santa Ana Armada Strength Barrel Aged Gin
95 points
$49
Gold color. Inviting aromas and flavors of moist raisin cake, grilled stone fruits, honeyed herbs, and kid leather with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, distinctive, long finish with notes of spiced candied citrus peels, violet pastilles, and pink pepper and caramel chews. A rich and complex Barrel-Aged Gin that will inspire endless cocktail experimentation.
METHOD AND MADNESS Irish Micro Distilled Gin
93 points
$54
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of anise candy, citrus tea, and sarsaparilla with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, very long finish that presents touches of Oreo ice cream, candied lavender, and spicy citrus marmalade. A flavorful, gracious, and gratifying Gin that will be the star of your cocktail session.
Wild Poet Irish Gin
92 points
$34
Clear color. Perfumed aromas of geranium leaf, iris, and white pepper on fresh radishes with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, elaborate, very long lime leaf, lime peel, crystalized ginger, juniper, and buttercream finish. A pervasive Gin with bold flavors that delight the senses; make a stunning martini with this one.
Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin Small Batch Gin
87 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of freshly ground cumin and coriander with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of lemon zest, black pepper, clove, and spruce. An in-your-face, spicy Gin with huge cumin and spice notes.
Rademon Estate Distillery Shortcross Gin
87 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of anise buttercream frosting, spicy fruit salad, honeyed herbs, and charred wood with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with impressions of vanilla custard and sweet and peppery spices. A round and warming Gin that will perk up cocktails.
An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin
84 points
$35
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of almond, juniper jelly, angelica, wet herbs, and ground pepper with a soft, bright, dry light body and a peppery, breezy finish with notes of Sichuan peppercorns. A piquant Gin.
Garnish Island Gin
83 points
$27.99
Gin
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of parmesan crisp, dried oregano, ground pepper, and rye with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish manifesting accents of lilac, sage, and juniper finish. A funky and savory craft gin for cocktail play.
83 points $27.99