An Irish gin that has been getting a lot of love in the last few months is Mór Irish Gin. They released a limited edition bottle for Pride that I was very excited to buy. It’s such a great bottle and label. So did Mór Irish Gin live up to the hype…?
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Established in 2015 in Tullamore, Co. Offaly by Eoin Bara, Mór is a handcrafted small batch distilled gin produced at the Arderin Distillery. The distillery is named after the highest peak of the nearby Slieve Bloom mountains. With a strong distilling heritage and pedigree, Eoin’s grandfather was a master distiller with Tullamore Dew. He left a career in design and technology to make gin, using local seasonal botanicals. The botanicals are distilled with mountain water from the nearby Slieve Bloom mountains.
Mór Irish gin’s botanicals include juniper, angelica, coriander, rosemary, honeysuckle and berries. It’s the berries – blackberries, raspberries and cranberries – that are the signature botanicals in this gin.
This is a wonderfully balanced gin. Juniper is firmly to the fore, with distinctive berry aromas on the nose and slight floral notes. On tasting, juniper, followed by the earthiness and spice of rosemary, angelica and coriander. The finish is all berries. Despite the berries being so much a part of this gin it’s not overly sweet. The cranberries keep the sweetness from the blackberries and raspberries at bay, adding more tartness. The botanicals overall are really well balanced.
Fresh and crisp, Mór is one of the best new craft distillery gins I’ve tried recently. It’s a standout gin, full of flavour, very refined.
Mór makes a great gin and tonic but choose your garnishes well. Raspberries, strawberries or blackberries, with a sprig of rosemary or basil, ice and a good tonic water. Their recommended serve is lime and raspberry.
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