Jawbox Single Estate Gin
This week’s Bevvy of the Week is Jawbox Single Estate Gin.
Jawbox Single Estate Gin is produced in Echinville Distillery, Newtownards, Co. Down and is the Island of Ireland’s first and only single estate gin. Single estate means that they produce their own grain, harvest their own crops and produce their own alcohol. This is a lot of work, time, effort and dedication required and it really shows in the final product.
This gin gets its name ” Jawbox ” from one of Belfast’s most famous creation’s, The Belfast Sink. Back in the day “Jawbox” was a nickname for these very impressive sinks.
Eleven botanicals are used to produce this gin; juniper, coriander, Angelica root, cubebs, cardamom, Cassia quills, liquorice root, lemon peel, Orris root and grains of paradise. All these apart from three botanicals are steeped in warm spirits overnight. The three botanicals that are not steeped are vapour infused.
Jawbox is a really clean fresh gin. Juniper and citrus flavours are present all the way through but interesting flavours of pepper and coriander make an appearance along with a very soft sweetness. A really long finish of lingering juniper wraps this gin up.
A bottle of this good stuff will set you back around € 50. It comes in a 700ml bottle and is a hefty 43% abv