This Galway Venue is the First Irish Bar to Launch their Very Own Gin

The award-winning ‘igh Nora in the heart of Galway City, is the first bar in Ireland to launch its own gin. ‘Nora’s Irish Dry Gin’ hits shelves on Friday 5th April 2019, and will be served exclusively in the popular city centre bar, located in Galway’s Latin Quarter.

‘Nora’s Gin’ is a Classic London Dry Gin, that’s floral lead and an ideal choice for new and seasoned gin drinkers. On the palate, it’s a delicate, aromatic and perfumed, distilled in pot stills with a range of botanicals including; juniper, peach, rose petal, and bitter orange peel.

The new gin is inspired by the bar’s namesake Nora Barnacle, she was the beloved wife and inspiration of James Joyce, credited as one of the most famous Irish poets. Many people might not be aware that Nora was the original Galway girl and a lady way ahead of her time. In her younger years, she would often walk past the very building that the bar is now located.


Speaking fo the new gin Fiachra McKenna of Tigh Nora says ‘We have over 200 different gins on our shelves but creating our own gin really is the icing on the cake for the bar!! Our gin has been a labour of love for the past year, we’ve observed so much feedback from regular G&T drinkers, used our own experience of what customers want from a gin and carried out many taste tests to get the recipe just right. The result is a really impressive, premium Irish gin that we think you’ll love just as much as us.’

‘Nora’s Gin’ is only available in ‘Tigh Nora’ and its adjoining bar ‘The Front Door Pub’. It will be soon available as a gift set, complete with a bespoke gin glass. When ordering, the perfect serve is a slice of red grapefruit, a sprig of fresh mint and a crack of black pepper in a goblet glass, with a Schweppes 1783 crisp tonic water.

The new tipple will officially be launched by TV, Radio and Social Media personality Doireann Garrihy at 8pm tonight, 5th April. Be the first to taste ‘Nora’s Gin’, enjoying complimentary food & drinks, with giveaways and prizes, along with a meet & greet with Doireann. This is a non-ticketed event, so arrive early to avoid disappointment as places are limited!

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