Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now

Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now

Last year brought us a wide array of new Irish gins and whiskeys, and 2018 looks even more promising and varied. There has been plenty of activity in the Irish drinks scene and we’ve noted a number of new tipples worth seeking.

Below, seven recently launched Irish drinks to put on your radar…

 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now Ha’Penny Rhubarb Gin

Launched at this year’s Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, this small batch pot distilled Irish pink gin is made by the Pearse Lyons Distillery and inspired by the iconic Dublin location.

It is bottled at 41% ABV. Its delicate pink colour comes from rhubarb, the gin’s main botanical, which gives it a pleasant fruity character. It’s smooth and full bodied, a perfect sip with a neutral tonic water to bring its flavours to life.

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 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now Beara Pink Ocean Gin

The Beara Peninsula’s Wild Atlantic Shore inspires and gives its flavours to this small batch premium gin. The pink version, launched last February, is infused with cranberry and rosewater, which adds a layer of floral and fruity notes to the seaweed and Atlantic water character that gives it its unique edge.

It’s bottled at 42.4% ABV and comes in a 70 cl bottle. It’s intense flavour will be nicely matched by a delicate tonic water.

More information HERE

 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now Blacks Spiced Irish Rum

The team behind Black’s Distillery in Kinsale in Co. Cork created something very unique: a rum made in Ireland. They sourced molasses from Guatemala to distil and mature the spirit in Kinsale.

Launched early in March, it is a small-batch, limited edition product, bottled at 40% ABV and it’s presented in a 70 cl bottle. It will be available in selected off licences from mid-March.

More information HERE

 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

The duo behind the multi award-winning NYC bar The Dead Rabbit, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, teamed up with The Dublin Liberties Distillery to launched their own Irish whiskey last January.

The product is a five year old blend created to mark the bar’s fifth anniversary, made with a blend of both malt and grain, matured in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in virgin American oak casks.

More information HERE

 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now Ól é

9 White Deer Brewery launched this gluten free craft beer just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the timing couldn’t be more appropriate as it celebrates the Irish language.

The name means “drink it” and all the branding is in Irish (English translations are given only for the ingredients). The beer is a pilsner, a type of lager developed in Germany, refreshing, crisp and with an ABV of 4.5%.

More information HERE

 Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try Now Open Gate Pure Brew, Open Gate Citra IPA and Open Gate Pilsner

The Open Gate Brewery didn’t launch one beer, they went big with a whole new range of bottles. Pure Brew, a non alcoholic lager; Open Gate Citra IPA, a balanced IPA at a moderate 5% ABV, made with Citra, Centennial and Cascade hops, and Open Gate Pilsner, a zesty and refreshing beer, dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade with an ABV of 4.5%.

While Pure Brew has been available since January, the full range will by on shelves by mid-March. The IPA will also be offered on draught in selected pubs.

More information HERE

Seven Newly Launched Irish Drinks you Should Try NowRockshore Irish Lager

The team at  St. James’s Gate Brewery launched this refreshing and easy to drink lager made in Ireland and inspired by the country’s West Coast.

It has an ABV of 4% and 106 calories per bottle. It’s light and not too hoppy, the type you’d love well chilled on  a summer day.

More information HERE

ARTICLE BY GABY GUEDEZ

Gaby ProfileGabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.

Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.

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