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Sally Anne Cooney and her mother Marie Cooney with some of the beehives at the family's lands in Kilmessan, Co Meath. Their new gin, Silks Gin, has its origin in beekeeping.

New gin is the bee’s knees

Marie and Sally-Anne Cooney are hoping that their new gin will prove just as successful as the whiskies made at their family distillery in Drogheda, Co Louth. The gin, Silks, has its origins in beekeeping, which the mother and daughter duo took up some years back. “We took a beekeeping course in 2011 with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations, and in 2016 we decided to start beekeeping properly ...