In deepest rural Ireland, on the edge of a lake in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, is the home of The Shed Distillery and PJ Rigney. PJ created The Shed Distillery with its medieval copper pot stills, and began a quest to fuse oriental botanicals with the local Irish ones.
As it turned out, they got on very well indeed. The result of this passionate exploration is Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin – unique, extraordinary and remarkable, all bottled and labelled by local hands at the distillery.
A CURIOUS MIND
ORIGINALITY ISN’T JUST
It’s about bringing together unrelated things for the first time. Seeing the possibilities that others don’t. That takes a willingness to set aside the tried and tested solutions and venture into uncharted territory.
It’s the mark of a truly curious mind.
BE MORE FITTING
A creature of such mystery and wonder – the mythological progeny of a jackrabbit (not a real rabbit) and an American antelope (not a real antelope).
Conceived in a lightning storm, says the legend, the jackalope appears in Drumshanbo at will, as in a dream. And then: gone in a flurry of feet and antlers. It’s little wonder that the jackalope has come to symbolise all that is remarkable about Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.
Two disparate cultures and traditions brought together in a singular flash of inspiration.
It couldn’t be any other creature.
GUNPOWDER TEA & EXOTIC
This is a green tea that has been slowly dried, the delicate leaves then carefully rolled into shiny pellets. The flavour is bold and bright with a slight spicy freshness.