Graham Norton’s Own Irish GiN celebrates Graham’s West Cork Heritage, the beauty and flavours of his idyllic native county and his award-winning flair for blending perfection. Graham Norton has launched his own Irish gin in collaboration with the team at Invivo & Co, which celebrates the beauty and unique flavours of West Cork. Speaking on where the idea for an Irish gin was born, Tim Lightbourne, co-founder of Invivo & Co said ‘“It all started in London in July 2018. We were working with Graham on the latest wine blends. At the end of a three-hour tasting and blending session, someone suggested we celebrate with a round of martinis.
It was over martinis that Graham introduced the idea of an Irish gin and a plan was born to create one.” Partnering with an Irish distillery was very important to Graham and an extensive search led to a distillery near Graham’s West Cork home. West Cork Distillers, Invivo & Co and Graham Norton have worked together to create two small-batch premium gins. Graham Norton’s Own Irish GiN is a premium London Dry style, as distinctive as the man himself. Both GiNs utilise locally foraged botanicals as part of their unique blends.
The Sunday Times in Ireland gave Graham Norton's GiN a fantastic rating – The London Dry Style has been rated 92/100 by Martin Moran, with this note: “Made from 12 botanicals with no element too dominant, this is a complex mixture of juniper, spice, herbs and citrus.”