Muckross Wild Irish Gin’s expansion plans amidst rising popularity

The independently owned Irish gin company has secured a broader market presence by reaching new stockists in both retail and hospitality sectors

Muckross Wild Irish Gin & Tonic

Muckross Wild Irish Gin, launched in 2021, is an Irish gin company founded by Andrea Kissane and Martin Wray. Inspired by the unique botanicals of Killarney, they crafted a 40% proof gin with a well-rounded taste profile, featuring grapefruit, bitter orange, juniper, angelica, coriander, rosemary, blackthorn, heather, rosehip, and hawthorn.

The gin has gained popularity online and in select retailers, especially in Kerry and across Ireland. Plans for 2024 include expanding to more stockists, both in retail and hospitality. The product is notably featured in establishments like Muckross Hotel & Spa.

Muckross offers serves such as the Wild Irish Bramble, a twist on the classic cocktail, and the Wild Irish Gin & Tonic, enhancing the flavours with fresh rosemary and a lime wheel. The French ’75, a combination of gin and champagne, adds a touch of Parisian elegance to special occasions.

Andrea Kissane, co-founder, Muckross Wild Irish Gin, said: “Launching an independent liquor business in Ireland is a serious business. As a country we have very high standards when it comes to liquor, especially gin. We wanted to create something that was not only high quality but also took inspiration from the botanicals found in Ireland and specifically in Co. Kerry. The flavour and smoothness of the gin create an exceptional pour and we have consistently received praise from gin lovers and mixologists on the quality and love that has been poured into the product. 

“This year we are expanding our availability with new stockists and hospitality partners, making it easier for customers to enjoy Muckross Wild Irish Gin. Our plan is to expand the brand further and position Muckross Wild Irish Gin as one of the most unique gins in the world. We plan to maximise the brand’s potential by creating opportunities for those who love gin to experience the quality of our Irish craft product.”

Muckross Wild Irish Gin is available in a 700ml bottle which retails at €49 (RRP).

For more information, please visit: www.muckrossirishgin.com

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