Graham Norton’s Own GiN

Graham Norton’s Own Irish GiN celebrates Graham’s West Cork Heritage, the beauty and flavours of his idyllic native county and his award-winning flair for blending perfection

Following on from the success of Graham’s award-winning GN Wine range which includes Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Rosé and Prosecco, Graham Norton has launched his own Irish gin in collaboration with Invivo & Co, which celebrates the beauty and unique flavours of West Cork.  Speaking on where the idea for an Irish gin was born, Tim Lightbourne, cofounder of Invivo & Co said ‘“It all started in London in July last year. We were working with Graham on this year’s wine blends. At the end of a three-hour tasting and blending session, someone suggested we celebrate with a round of martinis. It was over the martinis that Graham introduced the idea of an Irish gin and a plan was born to create one.”  

Partnering with an Irish distillery was very important to Graham and an extensive search led to a distillery near Graham’s West Cork home. West Cork Distillers,  Invivo & Co and Graham Norton have worked together to create two small-batch premium gins. Graham Norton’s Own Irish Pink Gin is made with Irish grain, and draws its flavour from a combination of 12 botanicals including lemon peel, orange peel, elderflower, rose hip, and fuchsia flowers. Graham Norton’s Own Irish Gin is a premium London Dry style, as distinctive as the man himself. Both gins utilise locally foraged botanicals as part of their unique blends.

Blending at the West Cork Distillery

Graham Norton’s Own IRISH GiN

PRODUCED: West Cork, Ireland
TASTING NOTE:  A heady combination of kaffir lime and juniper leap from the glass. With a lemon twist and tonic, the citrus notes are amplified to achieve the perfect G&T balance with a beautifully crisp finish.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Pour with a premium tonic, a twist of  lemon or lime or ask your mixologist to surprise you!
ALCOHOL: 40%

BOTANICALS:
JUNIPER BERRY
CORIANDER
ANGELICA
LEMON PEEL
BITTER ORANGE PEEL
LIQUORICE ROOT
ORRIS ROOT
GOOSEBERRY
BASIL
ELDERFLOWER
ROSE HIPS
FUCHSIA FLOWERS

The London Dry Style has been rated 92/100 by Martin Moran Sunday Times, Ireland with this note: “Made from 12 botanicals with no element too dominant, this is a complex mixture of juniper, spice, herbs and citrus.”

Graham Norton’s Own PINK GiN

PRODUCED: West Cork, Ireland
TASTING NOTE: Made with Irish grain, this Pink GiN draws its flavour from a combination of 12 botanicals including rose petals, kaffir lime and rose hip. It’s all underpinned by locally foraged native Fuchsia flowers, which give a delicate aromatic expression and smoothness.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Pour with a premium tonic, a twist of lime and a handful of edible rose petals.  Preserve any left over rose petals by freezing in ice cubes ready for next time!
ALCOHOL: 40%

BOTANICALS:
ROSE
CRANBERRY
JUNIPER BERRY
CORIANDER
ANGELICA
LEMON PEEL
BITTER ORANGE PEEL
LIQUORICE ROOT
ORRIS ROOT
GOOSEBERRY
BASIL
ELDERFLOWER
ROSE HIPS
FUCHSIA FLOWERS

The PINK GiN has just launched in the UK.