After proud years of careful stewardship the dark soil around Enniscorthy is now producing another crop - premium, locally sourced, locally distilled spirits. Here we will be looking at Jackford Irish Potato Gin.
Unsurprisingly with their history as potato farmers this gin is based on 100% potato spirit. Asides from Juniper Jackford boasts an impressive array of botanicals such as Black peppercorns, Orris root, Cassia bark, Basil, Gooseberry, Bitter Orange, Rosemary, Liquorice root and Angelica. After distillation the gin is bottled and sold at 41% ABV.
Jackford Gin is already making some waves in Ireland, winning Irish Gold Medal at 2018 Irish Whiskey Awards, but how does it stand up here ?
SilverFox Tasting Notes
Talking a morning hike through the fields your nostrils are filled with the earth tones of freshly toiled soil, slowly this ebbs away, replaced by sweet fruit and subtle spice that warms you to the core.
Jackford Tasting Notes
Nose: Even creamy aromatic juniper, liquorice and orris root. Framed by delicate fruit and herb
Palette: Creamy and smooth from the potato base complemented by natural sweetness from a unique mix of botanicals. Citrus, spicy and earth notes. A tantalising blend of light fruit and herb lingers.
Finish: Creamy , long finish with a fruit lining
Average Price: €45
Fox’s Rating: 8/10
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