DES PLAINES, IL: Produced in original pot stills from County Kerry, Ireland, Dingle Gin is being introduced to the U.S. market. A. Hardy USA, Ltd. is the importer and national sales and marketing agency handling the introduction of this new product. The Dingle distillery opened in late 2012 in Dingle, Ireland. It is located in the scenic Milltown district of Dingle where production takes place in a converted sawmill. Dingle’s cool and humid climate is considered as ideal for gin and whiskey production.
The base for the gin is a very fine grained neutral spirit sourced from Sweden. The botanicals are steeped into the spirit during the distillation process. The alcohol vapors pass through a tray of botanicals above the pot where the flavor is extracted before condensing. The seven traditional, locally grown and harvested botanicals include coriander, angelica, chervil, heather, bog myrtle, juniper, and rowanberry. The base passes through a charcoal filter and then pure water sourced from a well located 300 feet below the distillery is used to cut the resulting distillate. This very precise manufacturing process results in a unique, flavorful gin that has a classic London dry gin character and is perfect in cocktails or enjoyed neat.
According to A. Hardy USA, Ltd. president Mark Levinson, “Gin is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Younger consumers have discovered gin. Classic gin-based cocktails such as the martini, gimlet and gin & tonic are proving to be popular again across all age groups. We anticipate a growing demand for high-end gins and fully expect Dingle to be a leader in the U.S. market.”
Dingle Gin is packaged in 750 ml glass bottles. It has a 43% ABV rating, is 85% proof, and carries an ARP of $35.99. For more information about Dingle Gin write A. Hardy USA, 1400 E. Touhy Avenue, Suite 120, Des Plaines, IL 60018, call (847) 298-2358 or view their web site at: www.ahardyusa.com
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