O’Dwyer Distillery – Radoune
[Full Size 0,75l]
Gins often celebrate a region or country’s unique botanical heritage. O’Dwyer Distillerie in Gaspé, Quebec has chosen to celebrate an unusual botanical profile— at least as far as gin is concerned.
The Gaspésie forests of the Gaspé Peninsula are a complex series of sea cliffs and marshes, mountains, and valleys. Just north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence this area is remote. Quebec and Northern Canada are rich in mushrooms but leave the foraging to the pros*. The foraging group Gaspésie Sauvage works in this region, sustainably sourcing local, symbiotic mushrooms— the kind that cannot be grown on farms. Sauvage’s mushrooms are the ones in Radoune Gin, which is actually named for the area between two mountains where the gin’s mushrooms burst forth from the rich Gaspé soils.
From the form of ‘’Au-Ras-des-Dunes’’ which translates to ‘’Between two dunes’’ which is located on the Morris River sitting in the bottom of a valley between Fox River and Gaspé located on the most east point of the Gaspé peninsula in Québec, Canada.
This gin is made from four different kinds of wild mushrooms (chanterelle, tubed chanterelle, honey mushroom and candy cap).