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Kells Gin

Kells Gin

Let’s hope that are plenty of warm summer evenings ahead to enjoy
Kells Gin in the garden
We have been overwhelmed by the brilliant response. Thank you!
There are bottles making their way all over the country already.....
Kells Gin is now available to order.
As the town of Kells lights up in preparation to celebrate the Colmcille 1500 Anniversary, we are thrilled to celebrate this special year with the long awaited launch of ‘KELLS GIN’
We have been working on this project for the past year with the wonderful Bronagh Conlon in Listoke Distillery, working on recipes, tastings and brand development. We have researched stories from our surroundings and no one better than local artist and hero Mark Smith Kells TypeTrail to inspire and develop the brand story with us. Thanks also to the wonderful professionalism, patience and support of Sinead Byrne of Clo Design
We look forward to pouring Kells Gin as our house pour from today, the feast of St. Colmcille and hopefully watch it being enjoyed far and wide. It will also be available to purchase and deliver nationwide via our online shop!
The town of Kells or Ceanannas Mór (meaning 'great fort') is known to have been a royal residence before St. Colmcille established a significant monastery in the 6th century, where monks were not just accomplished scholars and scribes, but also brewers and distillers.
The Kells Gin brand bears reference to the Victorian era (the first era of Gin houses) when Kells Lace manufactory thrived adjacent to the Headfort Arms Hotel.
This was an era when handmade crafted items were created by the women of Kells - in much the same way that this gin has been hand crafted using unique botanicals alongside grains of paradise, elderflower, sumac and cubebs - all complemented by citrus orange notes.
Enjoy a Kells Gin with a premium tonic on ice. Our signature pour will be served with a Classic Poachers Irish Premium Tonic with Thyme - plus a slice of orange and a hint of orange zest in order to amplify the citrus flavour.
Let’s raise a glass to Colmcille!
Enjoy responsibly.