Sliabh Liag Distillers is the first distilling company in County Donegal for over 175 years, established with the purpose of reclaiming the distilling heritage of Donegal. Two Scatterlings have returned to Sliabh Liag with their Meitheal (work-gang or team) to create a legacy that the whole community can be proud of. Located on the Sliabh Liag peninsula, the distillery is surrounded by one of the world’s most striking landscapes populated by resilient people, steeped in folklore and with a legendary distilling heritage.
Driven by a passion for authenticity, the calling is to recreate the rich liquids and challenging smoky Irish whiskies from before the industrial revolution, harnessing the knowledge and legends of the west coast of Ireland to bring a modern, confident Donegal Gaeltacht to the world through super-premium spirits brands.
With An Dulaman Gin in a temporary home in Kilcar and The Silkie Irish Whiskey and An Dulaman Gin launched, a new whiskey and gin distillery is planned in the historic and beautiful village of Ardara on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The exceptionally smooth liquid with its rich sweet taste and gentle finish is as beguiling as the Silkies – legendary shape shifting seals – found along the Donegal coast who became irresistibly beautiful women when they came ashore to dance on the Silver Strand.
AN DULAMAN IRISH MARITIME GIN
An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin is a coastal inspired affair, with juniper, coriander, angelica, sweet orange, lemon and cassia joined by Donegal sugar kelp, carrageen moss, dulse, dúlamán and pepper dulse.
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, citrus 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.
The complexity and rounded mouthfeel means that An Dualaman Gin makes a flavoursome G&T and also works very well in boozy cocktails such as CLassic Dry Martini or Negroni.
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