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Ashford Castle capitalises on gin boom with new tasting experience

Ashford Castle capitalises on gin boom with new tasting experience

Ashford Castle has launched a new collaboration with The Shed Distillery to offer guests the exclusive Gin Tray Tasting Experience, in collaboration with Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

There are few better places in the world for gin lovers at the moment than Ireland, where the spirit is in the midst of a renaissance, and for those heading to the stately Ashford Castle, there is much more than the classic G&T on offer.

With the launch of Ashford Castle’s Gin Tray Tasting Experience, guests of Ashford Castle can compare a number of the world’s finest gins from Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland and UK with Ireland’s distinctive Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

Under the expert guidance of Ashford Castle bar manager, Noli Alngohuro, guests will be presented with the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Tasting Tray for comparison with two other world gins of their choice from the extensive selection at Ashford Castle.


During the taste comparison, guests will learn about the origins and production journey of the spirit.

A selection of cocktails that complement the botanical notes of the Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin will be created by Noli Alngohuro and team in the Prince of Wales Bar using specially chosen fresh ingredients foraged from the Ashford Castle estate.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin, which came onto the market in 2015, has been lauded for its delicate botanical notes and is now in demand worldwide.