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September 15, 2017

Introducing Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Gunpowder Bottle(September 2017) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is thrilled to announce the addition of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin to its growing artisanal spirits portfolio. From the curious mind of P.J. Rigney, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin fuses together spices from the orient with local botanicals and gunpowder tea – a slow dried green tea that takes its name from the practice of rolling its leaves into small, shiny pellets and contributes a key fresh spiciness to the blend. 

Distillation takes place at ‘The Shed Distillery’, located in the small town of Drumshanbo, Ireland, where it became the first new distillery to open in the area in 101 years in late 2014. Each bottle is hand filled, labeled and sealed at the distillery.  The gin is slow-distilled in medieval copper pots with 8 botanicals and then passes through a vapor basket, in which the gin is infused with an additional 4 botanicals - the majority of which were discovered during Rigney’s travels across the Far East, Asia, Africa and Europe over the past two decades. The final product emits smooth layers of fresh citrus with subtle spice, enticing gunpowder tea, and a refreshing finish.

Voted Ireland’s best gin at the Great Irish Beverages Irish Gin & Tonic Fest 2017 for the second year running, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has been met with great enthusiasm by consumers in Ireland and throughout Europe. Be sure to check out more information such as cocktail recipes on their new website, http://gunpowdergin.com/.

It is currently rolling out nationwide with a SRP of $34.99/750ml.

About Palm Bay International:

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.

For further press inquiries, please contact:

Bethany Burke                                            Kristin Calmes

T: (516) 802-4736                                      T: (516) 802-4708             

Email:  bburke@palmbay.com                 Email:  kcalmes@palmbay.com