Discover our Welsh Dry Gin
Winner of a Great Taste Award 2021, Barry Island Gin delivers a fresh botanical quartet of blood orange, lime, thyme and grains of paradise. Blended with the purest Welsh water and made right here in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Fresh and citrus-forward, Welsh water brings softness whilst subtle spice notes elevate the citrus to deliver a rounded taste that is beautifully balanced. Perfect for sipping over ice, as a martini base and it makes a beautiful gin and tonic.
Distilled in copper hybrid pot and column stills for an exceptionally high quality spirit, we think our premium craft gin is best served over ice with an Indian tonic and slice of lime. Iechyd da!
Welsh Dry Gin produced in London Dry Gin Style!
Our small batch premium craft gin is produced in London Dry Gin style (meaning it's infused with botanicals through the distillation process with no colour or flavour added after distillation).
So why don't we call it a London Dry? Because we want to shout about our Welsh roots!
Distilled in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and blended with Welsh water we're proud of our gin's Welsh heritage which is why we've called it a Welsh Dry Gin!
Gold Star Winner, Great Taste Award 2021,
Highly Commended, The Gin Guide Awards 2022
Praise and Reviews for Barry Island Gin
"A beautifully balanced gin, fine for sipping over ice, but equally at home with a dash of tonic and slice of orange. There's a delightfully soft aromatic lead on the nose. Orange is dominant, but backed up by bright, yet rounded spice notes.
“Love has gone into the making of this. Really well made. Great as a G&T or Martini base.
— Great Taste Awards 2021 Judges' Feedback
“Barry Island Gin was the perfect choice for our Gin of the Month. Its freshness, lime and blood orange aromas have made it a firm favourite with our guests.
It simply is one of the best gins we have come across for some time.”
— Lowri Jones, Head Sommelier at The Hinds Head in Bray - the Michelin starred pub run by world renowned experimental chef, Heston Blumenthal and part of The Fat Duck Group
"Juniper is paired with sweet sherbet on the nose and hints of orange and peppery hues (the latter coming from the alcohol I think, rather than pepper botanicals). Smooth with licks of sweetness, pleasant grippy, eau de vie style tannins and fresh acidity. Warming to finish with more orange notes now and some warming spice. I'm sure even with tonic this would be marvellous but for me this is martini grade gin. Good stuff!!"
— Ben Franks, FRSA
"Soooo good. Barry Island Gin sets out to use the freshest botanicals and using only the purist welsh water!
A true Welsh gem here... using a blend of botanicals that aims to give the perfect balance of juniper, citrus and spice!"
— Smile There's Gin, Instagram
Meet our Gin Botanicals
The vital component in gin and the dominant element to Barry Island Gin. These delivery notes of pine needles, freshly cut wood and dry spice. Juniper berries must be present and perceptible in order for a spirit to legally be called gin. Barry Island Gin is 55% juniper dominant
A classic combination, thyme brings out and balances the bittersweet citrus flavours of the blood orange and lime. Providing warming floral notes to Barry Island Gin. The end result is classic and classy.
Fresh and zesty, blood orange delivers a rounded sweetness with a smooth crisp taste and a powerful citrus aroma.
One of the primary ingredients of Barry Island Gin it's like pure summer sun for your taste buds.
Coriander seeds deliver savoury lemon citrus and a soft Asian spice.
Cardamom brings a sweet, spicy flavour that perfectly complements juniper and coriander whilst lifting the gin's citrus notes.
Grains of Paradise give our gin depth of flavour and offer a piney aroma and a warm, peppery taste
Fresh Lime Peel
Morish and deeply refreshing, the fresh lime peel in Barry Island Gin delivers a clean, fresh citrus bite to balance the rounded, almost floral blood orange notes