Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin begins life as their No. 5 Gin, which is a traditional London dry style featuring the heavy juniper flavors that are iconic to the Martini enthusiast and gin purists in general. They then had small barrels made from juniper wood—extremely unusual and a world first for all that we know—and age their gin in these special casks. This makes their limited edition aged gin.
Blackwater Distillery was founded in 2015 by Peter Mulryan in the West Waterford area of Ireland, which they regard as premium growing grounds for grain and dedicate their spirits to that terroir. It is named for the Blackwater river, which is said to be famous for both salmon fishing and trade.