Road to ruin: a gin tour of Northern Ireland

August 3, 2016

Glenn Patterson heads from Belfast to the shores of Strangford Lough to sip and soak up the work of a new generation of distillers who are resurrecting the craft

Cards on the table here: I have been led astray by strong drink.

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A few weeks back, waiting to be served at the Woodworkers Tap Room on Belfast’s Bradbury Place, I heard someone order a Jawbox, a name once associated with Belfast sinks, but apparently now shared with a craft gin, conceived in Belfast but distilled, the bartender told me, in County Down, at Echlinville Estate, outside Kircubbin on the west coast of Strangford Lough.

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