It wouldn't be St Patrick's Day without a toast to the chattiest of Irish chat show hosts, Graham Norton. Now we can do it with his very own gin!
If you're up for a good old knees up this St Patrick's Day, but dark beer and whisky doesn't set your fluoro green hat alight, Graham Norton's own Irish Gin has you covered.
Graham Norton's Own GiN celebrates Graham's West Cork heritage, the beauty and flavours of his idyllic native country and his award-winning flair for blending perfection.
Following on from the success of his GN wine range, Graham has launched his own Irish gin in collaboration with the team at Invivo & Co. Says Invivo co-founder Tim Lightbourne: "It all started in London in July 2018. We were working with Graham on his latest wine blends, and at the end of a three hour tasting and blending session, someone suggested we celebrate with a round of martinis. It was over these martinis that Graham came up with the idea of an Irish gin - so we made one."
Partnerning with an Irish distillery was very important to Graham, and an extensive search led to a distillery near his West Cork home. West Cork Distilleries, Invivo & Co and Graham have worked together to create two small-batch premium gins:
Graham Norton's Own Pink GiN is made with Irish grain, and draws its flavour from a combination of 12 botanicals including lemon peel, orange peel, elderflower, rosehip and fuschia flowers.
Graham Norton's Own Irish GiN is a premium London Dry style, as distinctive as the man himself. Both gins utilise locally-foraged botanicals as part of their unique blends.
Happy St Patrick's Day!