Launched only 4 months ago, Glendalough Distillery’s new Wild Botanical Gin has already scooped its first major award: a Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, known colloquially in the trade as “The Oscars of the Spirits Industry”.


Glendalough Distillery’s Wild Botanical Gin is the newest addition to the company’s established and award-winning stable of gins. It uses fresh botanicals (never dried) from the Wicklow hills, carefully and sustainably foraged from March to October by Geraldine Kavanagh, which are then slow-distilled by stillman Rowdy Rooney. For additional information on the Wild Botanical Gin, please visit:


The new gin was launched in January at an invite-only party that featured Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman, and the feedback on the locally-foraged spirit to date has been so positive that the company is distilling twice a day just to keep up with demand.


Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin has an RSP of €35 and is widely available from independent off-licences nationwide, such as O’Brien’s, Mitchell & Sons, The Celtic Whiskey Shop, and more.