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The taste of Galgorm - in a gin bottle

Launching the Galgorm's first premium own-label gin are Copeland Distillery founder Gareth Irvine (left) with Galgorm Collection managing director Colin Johnston
Gary McDonald Business Editor

THE Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort has become the first hotel in the north to commission its own-label premier gin.

It comes following a collaboration with artisan gin producer Copeland Distillery.

And the brand will take pride of place in the resort's renowned Gin Library, becoming the 450th brand welcomed into the quintessential surroundings of the unique space.

“We’re incredibly excited to be launching Galgorm Estate Gin,” says Colin Johnston, managing director of owners Galgorm Collection.

“Using botanicals harvested from Galgorm estate for an authentic local taste, this is the resort’s first own-label spirit, and also the latest addition to our extensive gin offer, widely regarded as one of the most exclusive menus across the island of Ireland.

“Copeland Distillery was a natural partner to help us create a premium drink which perfectly embodies the taste of Galgorm and complements the decadent gin experiences on offer at the resort.”

Launching from this Friday, Galgorm Estate Gin will be available within the resort itself and also at other venues in the Galgorm Collection portfolio including Templeton Hotel in Antrim and Fratelli and Café Parisien in Belfast city centre.

Copeland Distillery was established in 2016 and since then has grown its production capacity and product range to include a range of Irish gin, single malt and pot still whiskey for local consumers and global export.

The new collaboration represents a significant partnership for the distillery as it continues to push boundaries and produce innovative, quality spirits representing the ‘spirit’ of Northern Ireland.

The distillery's founder Gareth Irvine said: “Galgorm is an iconic brand in Northern Ireland and we’re honoured to pair our coastal distillery from the shoreline of Donaghadee with the beautiful countryside of County Antrim to create this unique gin.”

Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort is launching its first premium own-label gin, developed in partnership with the north’s newest artisan gin producer Copeland Distillery

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