Ninth Wave Irish Gin 43% is produced by the newly established Hinch Whiskey Distillery in Ireland.
The Hinch Distillery was founded by well-known Belfast businessman Dr Terry Cross OBE. He is currently building a new distillery and £14 million visitor centre on the Killaney Estate near the town of Ballynahinch, after which the whiskey is named (Baile na hlnse in Irish, means “The Town of the Island”). The distillery is a twenty minute drive from Belfast city centre and should be finished in 2021. This will not be Cross’s first foray into the drinks business, he also owns and produces wine at Chateau de La Ligne in the Bordeaux region of France. Hinch was named as one of the brands to watch in the Irish spirits category for 2019 by the Spirits Business.
The Ninth Wave Irish Gin is a fragrant and fresh style. The are nine botanicals which are Juniper Berries, Coriander Seeds, Angelica Root, Oris Root, Cassia Bark, Lemon Verbena, Orange Peel, Cardamon and Grains of Paradise. These are macerated in a neutral grain spirit overnight prior to distillation in a pot still. The gin is let down to 43% ABV using water sourced from the Silent Valley Reservoir in the Mourne Mountains. All presented in a funky blue bottle!
It is named after the “Ninth Wave”, the barrier that separates the Earthly world from the otherworld in Celtic mythology.