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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.

Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!
Bit of history and facts:
Daiquiri is also the name of a beach and an Iron Mine near Santiago de Cuba 
The drink was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish-American War. It is also possible that William A. Chanler, a US Congressman who purchased the Santiago iron mines in 1902, introduced the daiquiri to clubs in New York in that year. 
Originally the drink was served in a tall glass packed with cracked ice. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar. Two or three ounces of white rum completed the mixture. The glass was then frosted by stirring with a long-handled spoon. Later the daiquiri evolved to be mixed in a shaker with the same ingredients but with shaved ice. After a thorough shaking, it was poured into a chilled coupe glass.
A wide variety of alcoholic mixed drinks made with finely pulverized ice are often called frozen daiquirí. These drinks can also be combined and poured from a blender, eliminating the need for manual pulverization, and producing a texture similar to a smoothie. On larger scales, such drinks are often commercially made in larger machines, and come in a wide variety of flavors made with various alcohol or liquors
Our Eco friendly, 100% recycle box conteins:
  • 700mls of pre mixed Strawberry Daiquiri by our in house mixologist
  • 2 cocktail glasses for serving 
  • Lime
  • Recipe Card with Instructions
  • Something sweet