ELEMENTS OF LAND & SEA
Atlantic Salt Water
The Beara Peninsula has an extensive maritime history, with the port of Castletownbere being the largest white fish port in Ireland. John’s connection with the sea and the fisheries is celebrated in our Ocean Gins with the addition of purified wild Atlantic salt water.
First introduced by the British, the fuchsia plant has now become the floral emblem of West Cork. It’s brightly coloured flowers light up the hedgerows in spring, summer and autumn. We hand-forage fuchsia all over the Beara Peninsula and add it to our gins to give the floral aroma of our homeplace.
We source sugar kelp or saccharina latissima from close by Ventry Harbour in Kerry, where it is sustainably grown on lines in the harbour. This adds another element of the sea and complements the scent and flavour of the wild Atlantic that we capture in our Ocean Gins.
Juniper is the predominant flavour in gin. It’s a berry from the conifer family and responsible for the piny, bittersweet flavour found in gin.
We use only the fresh citrus peel of lemons, limes and grapefruit to give our gin it’s refreshingly zesty character.