Von Hallers Gin

Oriental botanicals,
gunpowder tea
and Irish curiosity.

Gin with a fresh citrus taste and spicy notes of oriental botanicals.

Gunpowder Tea
{ Camellia sinensis }

gunpodwer tea

This is a green tea that has been slowly dried, the delicate leaves
then carefully rolled into shiny pellets. The flavour is bold and
bright with a slight spicy freshness.

Our Botanicals

Botanicals table

The Curious Journey of
a Curious Mind


It takes an inquisitive, questing spirit to produce the most remarkable results. Through the years PJ Rigney has taken many journeys from the familiar into terra incognita. In time, those travels brought him here, to the wild and unspoilt landscape of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.

And it was here that his curious mind, filled with the great oriental traditions of distilling fruit, herbs and botanicals, got to work. He created The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney, with its medieval copper pot stills, and began a quest to fuse oriental botanicals with the local Irish ones. As it turned out, they got on very well indeed.

The result of this passionate exploration is Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin – unique, extraordinary and remarkable as the elusive creature PJ has occasionally glimpsed in the fields, the Drumshanbo Jackalope.