An Dúlamán Gins and Cocktails

15 February 2020


An Dúlamán is a range of gins from Sliabh Liag Distillers. As the name indicates, Sliabh Liag is an Irish distillery out of Donegal specialising in gin and they make sure that through every step of the process there's a story behind their work reflecting the rich history of Ireland. Their premier gin is their Irish Maritime Gin which draws inspiration from the sea on which the distillery was established. The name Dúlamán comes from an Irish folk song about two seaweed collectors which is fitting since not only is the name of the seaweed called Dúlamán but it is also used as a botanical in their gin. 

The shape of the bottle used for their gins also comes with a history dating back to the Spanish Armada wrecks that occurred along the coast of Donegal. The bottles that are used for their gins are the same shape and colour of those that washed ashore from the ships of the Spanish Armada. Every bottle that is made and distributed from Sliabh Liag Distillers is wax sealed and tagged with a batch number that reflects the lunar phases in connection to the harvesting of seaweed from the sea. 

Within the past couple of months, An Dúlamán has come out with a new product called their Santa Ana Armada Strength Gin which has a deep connection with the Spanish Armada history as well. This gin is not only made from the products of the sea but is also barrel-aged in Rioja casks from Spain. The label reflects the map of the area tributing the map that would have been used by the Spanish Armada with the same batch number on the neck of the bottle as the Irish Maritime Gin. 


Flame Lily

  • 50ml An Dúlamán
  • 10ml Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • 15ml Creme de Violette
  • 5ml lemon juice

Method: Rinse a martini glass with cassia syrup (2 parts sugar syrup one part cassia strained). Add all of the ingredients into a shaker and double strain into glass. Garnish with a gently flamed orange (blood orange if it's available).

Donegal Bramble

  • 50 ml An Dúlamán
  • 10ml Creme de Mures
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup

Method: Combine An Dúlamán, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a shaker and shake and strain over crushed ice. Drizzle the Creme de Mures over the drink to create a "bleeding" effect. Top up with ice and garnish with a lemon twist and blackberries.

Martello Fizz

  • 40ml An Dúlamán
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 7.5ml simple syrup
  • Top up with Champagne

Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a champagne flute and stir well. Pour the champagne on the back of a bar spoon to carefully prevent over fizzing in the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.