Kinsale Spirit Company characterises what is best about Kinsale, one of Ireland’s most vibrant and beautiful coastal towns.
Using various botanicals, some traditional, some foraged from the local area, 60+ batches, and many sampling sessions with friends and family later, they hit on the unique recipe that is now Kinsale Gin. Licences were obtained, the first batch of 100 bottles was made up, production was contracted and the rest, as they say, is history. Tom realised he had a potential hit on his hands, so he partnered up with two local food and beverage entrepreneurs, Ernest Cantillon and Colin Ross, to help him best achieve this. Kinsale Spirit Company is now exporting its award-winning brands to China, the USA and a number of other markets.
It has launched its first foray into the exciting Irish Whiskey market with a smooth and mellow range of Irish Whiskeys, The Battle of Kinsale Series, beginning with Red Earl Irish Whiskey, soon to be complemented by Great Earl Single Grain Irish Whiskey and Spanish Earl Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The future plans for the Company include the development of its core brands and the construction of a distillery and, eventually, a visitor centre in Kinsale, Co. Cork.