Pat Nolan Blog

Kodaline reveals suitcase secret    

Internationally famous band Kodaline’s drummer Vinny May has revealed that he never leaves Ireland without a bottle of it in his suitcase…

   

Internationally famous band Kodaline’s drummer Vinny May has revealed that he never leaves Ireland without a bottle of it in his suitcase… It was the band’s favourite tipple at the after-show celebrations following their two sell-out Dublin gigs recently.

“We always drink Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin when we’re on the road,” said Vinny, “We only drink the good stuff. It’s like having a piece of home with us.”

Kodaline even posted an Instagram video of Vinny proudly showing off his mixology skills before the recent Dublin shows as he made the perfect Gunpowder Gin & Tonic, garnishing his creation with a huge wedge of pink Grapefruit.

With a knowing grin to camera and a joking pat on his tum Vinnie opted for a slimline tonic.

Such a huge fan of the iconic Irish gin is he that Vinny even had a special Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin bar at his wedding ceremony in Lough Rynn Castle in Leitrim last year.

“Thankfully you can find Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin in most countries but we always pick up a bottle or two in Dublin Airport Duty Free just to be sure!” he said, for hot on the success of their third album release, the chart-topping Dublin group headed off on the European leg of their 2019-2020 world tour.

With two million albums already sold and video streaming figures hitting more than 200 million, like Drumshanbo, Kodaline is also fast-becoming one of Ireland’s most successful international b(r)ands.

“We always drink Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin when we’re on the road."

“We always drink Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin when we’re on the road.”

Sign up for Drinks Industry Ireland

Get a free weekly update on Drinks Industry trade news, direct to your inbox. Sign up now, it's Free