Blood Monkey Irish Gin

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Ireland (Eire) Ireland (Eire)

Blood Monkey Gin's name and signature drill bit design are inspired by and remember what was known as "bleeding the monkey", when 17th Century sailors drilled into the officers' barrel to steal the liquor inside.

Distilled by West Cork Distillers with ten botanicals: juniper berry, lime leaf, almond, oris root, Irish rosemary, liquorice, coriander, citrus, chamomile, angelica.

This gin comes with green credentials with a bottle made of around 50-60% recycled glass and made black and decorated with vegetable-based, non-toxic and recyclable paint. The packaging the bottles arrive in is 100% recyclable and compostable, plus 84% of this packaging is made using recycled material and sourced in line with Forest Stewardship Council guidelines.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/03/2023


Crystal clear.


Piney juniper, fresh rosemary, woody/nutty angelica and subtle zesty citrus.


Herbal botanicals, particularly rosemary lead with piney juniper and liquorice. Citrus and chamomile add freshness.


Long lingering liquorice and rosemary with woody spice.


A fairly savoury dry gin with restrained citrus.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5391524713800
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper


C02 injected? No

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Produced by: West Cork Distillers
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