Jacquard Gin 70cl ABV 44%
Jacquard Gin is a classical gin, smooth and delicate on the palate, with notes of citrus and spice shining through. Floral notes woven into the background combine; to give a fresh finish and a longing complexity.
Jacquard Gin Botanicals
The botanicals used in Jacquard Gin are sourced from various parts of the world: Juniper from Croatia, Cardamom from India, Orris Root from Morocco, Rose from Pakistan and Lavender from France. These are amongst the 12 botanicals that make up the recipe for this signature gin.
Jacquard Gin has gained several prestigious industry awards to date:
44% ALC. / VOL
Nestled in the rolling hills of Co Down, the distillery sits within the historic Strawhill Estate on the banks of the River Lagan.
Strawhill Estate looked to the past for inspiration for the spirits, honouring the craftsmanship that existed in the village of Donaghcloney in years gone by. In the heyday of the Linen industry, the village was home to the famous William Liddell & Co Ltd Linen Mill.
The mill was once the largest Irish Linen Jacquard Weaving Mill in Ireland, exporting its award-winning Gold Medal Linens to all four corners of the World and included customers such as The White Star Line and the ill-fated Titanic. The Estate boasted a direct family connection to the mill and the surrounding area during that time.
They aim to emulate the industrial prowess of the past; crafting spirits with passion, diligence and ingenuity.
They’ve honoured the craftsmen and women who toiled in the mill; by producing a gin using traditional distillation methods and lots of graft, on a bespoke handmade copper still. Long hours have been spent crafting the recipe, weaving the finest botanicals and spices from around the world together; with the finest quality spirit and the purest spring water drawn from the Estate’s own source, to produce a gin worthy of its name.
Jacquard Gin is the first spirit, and signature gin, from the Strawhill Estate distillery. Named after the weaving process which was used to manufacture the very highest quality damask cloth in the village of Donaghcloney and across Ireland.
Juniper and coriander are macerated overnight to release the oils, with the remaining botanicals added before the distillation process begins. Only fresh citrus is used to give a fresh zesty note. As a further nod to the industrial past and to celebrate the products that were produced in the mill, Golden Flax seeds are added which impart a smoothness to the gin.
This is a Classical premium gin, smooth and delicate on the palate, with notes of citrus and spice shining through. Floral notes woven into the background combine to give a fresh finish and a longing complexity.
The water for the spirits is drawn from deep within the sandstone bedrock that stretches along the Lagan Valley. The River Lagan rises on Slieve Croob and during its course runs along the Strawhill Estate, eventually running into the Irish Sea in Belfast. The water is pure, crystal clear and has a perfect mineral content.
In the early 20th Century, Belfast had a thriving mineral water industry, producing tonic water, ginger ale and various seltzer waters, all water used to produce these products, came from springs that sat within the same bedrock strata.
The botanicals used in Jacquard Gin are sourced from various parts of the world: Juniper from Croatia, Cardamom from India, Orris Root from Morocco, Rose from Pakistan and Lavender from France are amongst the 12 botanicals that make up our recipe for this signature gin.
A premium quality wheat based spirit is used, currently like many other micro-distilleries this is sourced this from a larger distillery, which guarantees consistency of quality and continuity of supply. As the business grows and the portfolio of products increase, they plan to make their own spirit for particular products.
A unique process to create the gin. The botanicals are distilled separately in four groups, base botanicals, citrus and separate floral’s. These separate distillates are then carefully blended together to create Jacquard. This style of distilling ensures consistency of flavour and character from batch to batch.
Further details on Jacquard Gin and the Strawhill Estate distillery can be found here: