The world’s only spirit using Peat as a botanical.
Sling Shot is an ultra-premium Irish Gin, from the first legal distillery in 175 years in Co Longford. It’s all distilled on site using a copper pot still in a very distinctive way, with 4 separate high-quality distillates including one from local peat. Lough Ree Distillery are the first in the world to distil peat as a botanical- this is an innovative process and makes a gin with outstanding depth and complexity that has been the recipient of multiple international awards.
We use 7 classic gin botanicals in our base recipe- Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orris Root, along with Lemon Balm, Cardamom and Celery Seed. To this we add a specially prepared and distilled Citrus distillate from fresh organic, Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Lemons and Limes; a fresh Mint distillate and finally the distillate of local Peat. The citrus and mint give beautifully fresh top notes, the juniper and cardamom add spice and boldness while the peat comes through as an earthiness and rounded mouthfeel. The freshness from the mint returns on the finish.
The citrus and mint give beautifully fresh top notes, the juniper and cardamom in particular add spice and boldness while the peat finishes it off with an earthiness and rounded mouthfeel, balanced with a hint of freshness from the mint.