The Boatyard Distillery is an award winning farm-to-bottle distillery located on the banks of Lough Erne in north west Ireland. Only the best organic ingredients are chosen by the distillery with the terroir of the land at the forefront of each new spirit.
Founder, Joe McGirr, has utilised his background in spirits and whisky knowledge to build his dream of the first legal distillery in Fermanagh in over 130 years. Joe's dream to build a distillery in the place in which he grew up was inspired by his family's rich farming history - from grandad Brian who was a ploughing contractor to father Michael who was a dairy and beef farmer. "It's great to now be able to give something back to the land; all of our spent grain from our spirits go back to the land and the cows and we claim the happiest cows in Ireland!"
Organically produced wheat spirit is macerated for 18 hours with 8 different botanicals, including Sweet Gale which has been harvested from the family farm. Lemon peel is also used which is taken from unwaxed lemons on the day that they are to be used for ultimate freshness.
As our spirit runs off the still Boatyard introduce a unique juniper filtration process which Dutch gin spirit distillers call "dubbel gebeide genever". This double contact method results in an even more pronounced juniper flavour. The collected spirit has pure water added to it before resting for a minimum of 2 weeks before being bottled and labeled.
Juniper, sweet gale, fresh lemon peel, coriander seeds, liquorice root, angelica root, orris root & grains of paradise.
Light, elegant citrus and crisp juniper up front, backed up by balanced floral notes and sweet liquorice. Classically drying, with touches of vanilla developing later on.
Premium tonic garnished with pink grapefruit.