Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin presents in a turquoise blue bottle and promises oriental botanicals including "gunpowder tea." They describe gunpowder tea as a green tea included in a set of botanicals of juniper, orris, caraway, coriander, meadowsweet, cardamon, star anise, lemon, lime, and grapefruit. All of these strike us as traditional botanicals save for the tea and the emphasis on citrus, which reminds of Mediterranean styles of gin. (It might be easy to confuse "gunpowder" as a reference to "navy proof" or "gunpowder proof" usually around 114 proof; this gin is bottled at 86 proof.) The gin is named for the city of Drumshanbo in Ireland where the distillery is located.
The Shed Distillery was founded by Patrick Rigney in Leitrim, Ireland in 2014.