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Peter Mulryan  has  produced a string of innovative gins, flavoured with  strawberries, raspberries and even Barry’s Tea, as well as the highly successful standard Blackwater No 5 gin

Peter Mulryan has produced a string of innovative gins, flavoured with strawberries, raspberries and even Barry’s Tea, as well as the highly successful standard Blackwater No 5 gin

Peter Mulryan is something of a rebel. He has released a string of innovative gins, flavoured with Wexford strawberries, raspberries and even Barry’s Tea, as well as the highly successful standard Blackwater No 5 gin. “Gin pays the bills, he spends it,” he says, pointing at recently installed whiskey distiller John Wilcox.

There are great plans afoot regarding whiskey in Ballyduff, Co Waterford. Mulryan and Wilcox are tearing up the rule book. “We’re doing a lot of funky stuff here,” says Mulryan. The pair are experimenting with various very old mash bills (the list of ingredients used for making whiskey) that include oats, barley, wheat and rye. He has mash bills dating back to the 1890s.

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