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An Dúlamán
Irish Maritime Gin

An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin is the first gin distilled in Co. Donegal. This super premium gin is distilled less than a mile from the coast, at the foot of Sliabh Liag. To make An Dúlamán, we capture “Draíocht na Farraige” (the magic of the sea) by using five locally harvested varieties of seaweed, as well as six other botanicals. This makes An Dúlamán as unique as the Donegal coast itself.

To ensure that An Dúlamán maintains its characteristic complexity and softness we have learned that Méabh (our still) likes a low ABV in the pot, and to run in a narrow temperature band to manage the delicate seaweeds. To top it off we take a divilishly narrow cut.

An Dúlamán is bottled at 43.2%, the ABV at which the delicate and complex flavours can best be savoured. It is presented in a dark 50cl bottle, reminiscent of the bottles found along the Donegal coast during the wrecks of the Spanish Armada. Each bottle is wax sealed and the batch number is linked to the lunar phases.

The palate has incredibly bright and soft juniper to the fore, and as it subsides, An Dúlamán’s complexity is revealed in rich umami, brisk salt, zest and then a buttery oyster smoothness with hints of chestnut and firm tannin. Given time, sweet notes of peach ebb to a comforting warmth.

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An Dúlamán works well with any premium tonic water, especially with lemon tonic or bitter lemon. A dash of elderflower cordial and An Dúlamán topped up with soda water is a tasty alternative. Classic gin cocktails are a must try with An Dúlamán – our own favourite is the Negroni, the soft earthy tones of An Dúlamán stand up to the bitterness of Campari, and of course it makes a mighty martini, with a good splash of vermouth.