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.