GN GiN!

GN Irish GiNs celebrate Graham Norton’s West Cork Heritage; the beauty and flavours of his idyllic native county; and his award-winning flair for blending perfection.

Following from the success of the award-winning GN wine range which includes Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Rosé and Prosecco, Graham Norton launched his own Irish gin in collaboration with the team here at 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, co-founder of Invivo & Co said ‘“It all started in London in July 2018. We were working with Graham on the latest 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 THREE small-batch premium gins. GN 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.  GN Irish GiN is a premium London Dry style, as distinctive as the man himself. GN Marmalade GiN is the latest addition to the range, with Spain’s famous Seville oranges taking centre stage in his latest gin. All GiNs utilise locally foraged botanicals as part of their unique blends.

Blending at the West Cork Distillery

Buy  the GN Irish Dry, Pink and Marmalade GiNs here:

GN 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: 37.5%

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

ACCOLADES:
Gold Medal: 2019 Gin Masters
Gold Medal: 2019 China Wine and Spirit Awards
Gold: 2019 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards
The London Dry Style has also 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.”

GN 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: 37.5%

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

ACCOLADES:
Gold Medal and TROPHY: 2019 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards
Double Gold Medal: 2019 China Wine and Spirits Awards
5 stars, 95 points, Sam Kim Wine Orbit: “It’s fabulously aromatic with juniper, citrus peel, wild strawberry, liquorice and dried flower aromas, leading to a mouth-wateringly tasty palate delivering sweet fruit notes as well as spicy complexity. Splendidly refreshing and instantly appealing.”
Silver Medal: New Zealand Spirits Awards 2022
Silver Medal: 2019 Gin Masters
Finalist, People’s Choice Spirits Awards 2022

GN Marmalade GiN

PRODUCED: West Cork, Ireland
“You’ve tried it on toast, now enjoy it as a toast! Spain’s famous Seville oranges give the best marmalade its unique citrus tang; now those same oranges take center stage in my latest Irish GiN. Starting with Irish grains and locally foraged botanicals, this new variety is infused with marmalade made from premium Seville oranges and made in Ireland.” Graham Norton
TASTING NOTE: The delightful Seville Orange notes leap out from the glass without disguising the other classic aromas from botanicals such as kaffir lime and juniper. The citrus twist of the marmalade creates a refreshing drink that lingers in the mouth long after the last drop.
ALCOHOL: 37.5%

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

ACCOLADES:
5 stars, 94 points, Sam Kim’s Wine Orbit: “The sweet orange notes are discrete yet unmistakable, combined with the classic botanicals, it’s seductively appealing and silky-smooth in the mouth offering loads of delectable flavours with a whiff of spicy overtone. Gorgeously composed and styled with a warm soothing finish.”

GiN Accolades

1 TROPHY

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