On This Weeks Garden Podcast:
On this weeks garden podcast Peter Donegan chats with Eoin Kearney of Glendalough Distillery, an Irish craft whiskey (they also make gin) distillery set up in 2011.
To the how this ended up on a garden podcast ?
Eoin was originally selected to take part in the Bord Bia (the Irish Food and Horticulture promotional board)/ Smurfit fellowship programme before he joined the team. The master distillers also produce a wild botanical gin – one for every season – the plants of which are hand picked (foraging, if you will) from the Wicklow mountains. Of note in that wild plant selecting department the team work closely with Geraldine Kavanagh of Wild Wicklow Foods.
We of course go a stage further to chatting about how they capture the flavours and scents from such plant life, what plants and as only Peter can do, St Kevin holding a blackbird, why 5 mates set up their own venture, the history of Poitín (an illegal beverage distilled from potatoes) made from malted barley and sugar beet….. the list is literally endless.
The Sodshow garden podcast airs every live Friday at 3pm and can be found in iTunes and all good podcast stores from 4pm.
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