A slightly unusual pairing that marries German and Ireland through gin. Albrecht Von Haller – physician, poet and above all, botanist – was a towering figure of the German enlightenment. In 1736 he established the famous Göttingen botanical gardens – the same gardens that today send their rarest botanicals to Ireland, where they are slowly transformed into this rarest of Irish gins.
Count Carl Hardenberg’s love of Ireland was nurtured during the formative years he spent in the rugged west of the country. At The Shed distillery in Drumshanbo, he discovered Irish botanicals and distilling with copper pots – a method unchanged since medieval times. On his return to Germany, Carl began to dream of a gin that would combine the meticulous approach of his homeland with the freedom and inventiveness of Ireland. He began at the Von Haller Garden. He hand-picked his German botanicals, then brought them to be distilled slowly with wild Irish angelica at The Shed distillery. The outcome is a remarkable gin born of two traditions: wholly German, fully Irish, altogether unique.
Halleria lucida, German ginger, lemon verbana are handpicked in this German botanical garden, where over 12.000 species grow, and transported to The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo, Ireland where this German/Irish gin is created.
A refreshing, fragrant gin with soft juniper and ginger warmth, fuchsia and lemongrass.