Northern Ireland’s Jawbox Gin has launched a rhubarb and ginger–flavoured expression and a pineapple and ginger–flavoured liqueur.
Distilled at Kircubbin in county Down using grain from a 300–acre estate surrounding the plant, the new liqueurs combine sweet and spicy flavours with the brand’s signature small batch gin.
Gerry White, founder of Jawbox Spirits Company in
2016, says: “This is a very exciting time for the company as we release an industry first with the launch of our Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur.
“The Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur will evoke thoughts of warm Caribbean evenings. Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger, along with the release of our new Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, can be used to amazing effect in many cocktails.”
The flavoured liqueurs join the brand’s core expression, which is described as a “classic gin that becomes more complex on the palate”.
Jawbox takes its name from the large metal kitchen sinks which were a feature in Belfast homes in the Victorian era.
The product design also features a Victorian–style medicine bottle and branding. White has been working on the development of the gin for over six years.
Among botanicals contributing to the gin’s flavour profile is heather harvested from the Black Mountain overlooking Belfast.
White’s objective in developing Jawbox to revive the gin making tradition in Belfast that dates back to the 19th century. The gin has been listed among the UK’s top beverages and is on sale in international markets including Hong Kong.