From top: George Chinnery and the gin which takes his name
Leah Kilcullen writes:
Chinnery Gin is inspired by Dublin and the Old China Trade, with defining flavours of osmanthus flower and oolong tea.
The name comes from George Chinnery, a Georgian-era portrait artist who lived in Dublin, before setting sail for India and later China.
His work from Canton is considered part of the historical record of the Old China Trade, but his time in Dublin is largely forgotten.
We are delighted to be working with the Chester Beatty Library for a talk by George Chinnery biographer and East Asian trade art specialist Dr Patrick Conner, to delve into the artist behind our gin’s name.
There will of course be some gin-tasting with our distiller as part of the event too, and delicious canapes from the Silk Road Cafe. Tickets are €35, and include two Chinnery Gin drinks and the gin-tasting.
We have one bottle of Chinnery Dublin Dry Gin to giveaway to a Broadsheet reader.
To enter, just complete this sentence:
‘”I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to__________________________________’
Lines MUST close at
4.15pm EXTENDED until 6.30pm MIDNIGHT.
Over 18s only.
Top pic: Met NYC