Castlebar in County Mayo is seeking to establish itself as the Gin Capital of Ireland. The county town’s publicans have teamed up to launch Ireland's first permanent gin trail, which began on June 2, 2017 and will continue for the foreseeable future.
The trail is being spearheaded by Castlebar Chamber of Commerce and local publicans, who are looking to put some added fizz into the town’s burgeoning social scene. The initiative is just the tonic for gin aficionados and newbies who are curious to learn more about the nation’s fastest growing tipple.
Dozens of homegrown and international gins will be available on the trail, encouraging locals and tourists alike to try something new and to venture into the many pubs taking part. While dozens of Irish and international gins are now available in Castlebar, for the purposes of the trail each pub will specialise in one particular gin, offering it with a carefully curated premium tonic and garnish pairing. A bespoke trail guide and map make it easy for kindred spirits to follow the botanical path around the town.
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