- Somewhat like the craft beer explosion, when people spend their hard earned money now, they like to get a return in quality, flavour and taste experience – bang for your buck if you will, with quality taking precedence over price/quantity.
- The emergence of smaller, craft Irish distilleries has increased the overall interest in gin.
- The great diversity in flavour between gins. If you taste 20 different gins, you will quite literally experience 20 different taste sensations.
But is all the new gin up to standard? Sometimes, in a new distillery there is more interest in the whiskey. But while waiting the required three years and a day for the whiskey to mature, they use gin as a revenue earner. Do you they rush it out or do they give the gin enough attention so that it can be a long term proposition for them?