Ballykeefe Lady Desart Gin
Handcrafted and vapour infused in an Italian copper pot still, the 12 botanicals include three rare oriental peppers, handpicked in the remote mountain regions of Vietnam and Cambodia. Winner of gold at the USA Spirit Ratings 2019, it is a perfectly balanced London Dry gin whose flavour requires no garnish. It’s name honours the renowned, Ellen Cuffe, Countess of Desart, an exceptional politician and philanthropist in early 20th century Ireland. Ballykeefe Distillery is proudly located on her former estate.
Nose: Pre-sneeze pepper hit, with a spruce like hit of juniper and fresh perfumed notes of citrus fruits.
Palate: Exceptionally fresh, juniper gives way to citrus, followed by palate cleansing pepper. A dry finish with big kick of citrus.
Copa glass filled with ice, add 35.5ml of Ballykeefe Lady Desart Gin and top with premium tonic water.
Ballykeefe Sloe Gin
Steeped in folklore there are many secrets to be observed in the recipe and the method of making this Sloe Gin. Based on Ballykeefe’s multiple award winning Extra Dry Irish Gin, it is fermented for seven months in the fruit of the blackthorns which give it a special flavour and colour. A Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 World Liqueur Awards, this is an exceptionally versatile spirit which served hot in winter is sure to warm your soul, while served ice cold in summer, will delight with its refreshing effect.
Nose: Deep plum scents, complex botanical notes, cinnamon spice and blackcurrant.
Palate: Viscous and smooth mouth feel, stoned fruit and astringent blackthorn balance with syrupy cassis flavours, warming and spicy finish all the way down.
Copa glass, 35.5ml of Ballykeefe Sloe Gin in summer, add ice and top with 100ml of cold Prosecco, or in winter serve hot and neat with cloves.
Ballykeefe Spiced Irish Moonshine
This exciting and sophisticated spirit is characterised by subtle notes of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and star anise. Malting barley, sown, grown and harvested on our family farm, is distilled in Italian copper pot stills and then blended with Ballykeefe deep well limestone water to produce the multiple award winning Ballykeefe unaged Whiskey. This unaged Whiskey is then transformed with the addition of oriental spices to become a very special Irish Moonshine, which has become a favourite among mixologists.
Nose: Spiced shortbread biscuit, with a hint of caramelised pineapple.
Palate: Hints of Whiskey followed by Christmas cake, ‘cinnamon and spice and all things nice’ long finish and thoroughly warming.
Tumbler glass filled with ice, add 35.5ml of Ballykeefe Spiced Irish Moonshine and top with apple juice and a slice of lemon.
Ballykeefe Aged Vodka-Rye Casks
Ballykeefe’s Potato Vodka is six times distilled in our handcrafted Italian copper pot and column stills and is so smooth and sophisticated that it won Best Irish Vodka in the Irish Whiskey Awards 2018. This award winning vodka is then placed for one year in select Kentucky Rye whiskey casks where through the natural barrel aging process a gentle infusion of American Rye whiskey transforms the Vodka in both flavour and colour. The result of this unique Irish American union is a truly exceptional spirit
Nose: Very forward in oak with rich vanilla and caramel aromas, underlying earthiness of malted barley and rye.
Palate: After the initial hit of alcohol gives way you are left with subtle flavours of cream soda, vanilla and caramel, leaving a deeper taste of dark caramel with a pleasantly sweet and slightly smoky finish.
Brandy glass, 35.5ml of Ballykeefe Aged Vodka-Rye Casks, served at room temperature to best release the sublime and subtle flavours.