Our Story

Cut The Bull.

Riddled with quintessential expressions, gin gets more pretentious every day.

But this is Blood Monkey, the Irish Craft Gin. And following in the footsteps of genever, the godfather of them all.

Our name and signature drill bit design are a nod to the act of bleeding the monkey, when 17th Century sailors drilled into the officers’ barrel to steal the liquor inside. It’s their spirit that inspires ours today.

Inspired by the original genever recipe, the Blood Monkey Irish Craft Gin packs a punch with its bold flavours. Its taste is malted and contains botanicals like Szechuan pepper, kaffir lime and rosemary.

We go against the grain, independently distilling in Ireland – drinking gin straight up, without a cucumber in sight.

Blood Monkey cuts the bull, when everyone else is full of it.

We Don’t Mean to Brag…

Blood Monkey Awards

Our premium, no nonsense Irish craft gins has caught the attention of judging panels around the world, having claimed medals at the World Gin Awards 2023 and Global Gin Masters 2022 in the Ultra-Premium and Contemporary categories to name a few.