Irish Gin distillery Glendalough has unveiled a refreshed bottle design for its Wild Botanical and Wild Rose Gins.
Inspired by the wild beauty of Ireland’s ancient east, the redesign is intended to evoke a sense of place that transports you to the distillery’s bountiful home in County Wicklow.
Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough employs Ireland’s only full-time forager, Geraldine Kavanagh. The wild botanicals foraged by Kavanagh are embossed on the foot and surrounding area of the bottle to reflect ingredients that bloom high and low in Wicklow. Botanicals such as sorrel, elderflower and fir create the distinct notes of Glendalough Wild Botanical Irish Gin.
“The inspiration for the flavour of our gin comes from the scents, sights and tastes of Glendalough, and it’s my job to put that essence into the bottle,” says Kavanagh.
“Since we grow the ingredients in the wild, we take a lot of care to ensure that we don’t adversely affect the areas we forage from. To see the story of Glendalough and our process come to life in the new bottle and bring our Irish gin to the world stage is really special. This new bottle is a reminder of the significance of preserving the beautiful Irish landscape.”
There are also nods to Glendalough’s ancient past, such as the Monastery Archway, Seven Churches and Deer Stone, further evoking Glendalough’s profound sense of place. Kavanagh’s care for the land is preserved on the new bottle design with an embossed woven pattern sitting at the base, representing the handwoven basket with which she forages daily.
For more information, go to glendaloughdistillery.com