The Original cask gin came from the Avoniel Distillery (1882-1929).
A secret gin recipe circa 16th April 1912 was discovered by Ian Killen in 1994.
Further research confirmed it was connected to the old Avoniel Distillery in Belfast.
In 2009 the trademark for ‘Belfast 1912 Gin’ was registered with the IPO.
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It took another 7 years to create the original cask gin as described in the secret recipe.
The Christmas-pine notes from the Juniper combine with floral, citrus and black pepper spice from the other botanicals. At the front of the nose this provides refreshing light lime and pine flower aromas with a hint of sweet grain. This lingers on the palate with the long and spicy notes unveiled from the Juniper. The result is the achievement of a perfectly balanced but Juniper-led gin with a dry mid-palate to make Belfast 1912 a classic crisp gin. The classic gin taste profile of punchy Juniper with a subtle twang of lime combined with cask aging to deliver the perceived period of Belfast 1912 but with the additional layers of citrus and spice for contemporary palates