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Galgorm Resort takes delivery of £2k Watenshi gin - only six bottles released in UK

The Galgorm Resort & Spa in Co Antrim has taken delivery of one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive gins.

With only six bottles released into the UK market each year, Watenshi retails at £2000 per bottle.

Galgorm is now the privileged owner of one of this year’s batch.

The bottle will take centre stage in the Gin Library at Galgorm, becoming the 400th brand of gin to be added to the collection.

Watenshi is produced by the UK based Cambridge Distillery.

Galgorm’s resident Gin Connoisseur, Marcus Carty, said: “As Northern Ireland finds itself in the grip of a gin loving phenomenon and with World Gin Day just around the corner, Watenshi or as it is more affectionately known, ‘The Japanese Angel’, truly is a heavenly arrival to Galgorm for gin aficionados.

“We have acquired bottle No.5 from this year’s release and coming in at 45% ABV it certainly packs a punch.

"It is a gin best enjoyed neat, on ice or as a very dry Martini. With a tipple as exclusive and rare as this it’s all about the purity of the taste buds and savouring every last drop.”

Watenshi is presented in a hand-blown decanter bottle and finished off with silver pieces by jeweller Antoine Sandoz.

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