• Danny Joyce

Blitz & Bloom Gin, a Globally Inclusive Gin with Botanicals from Eight Countries

Blitz & Bloom is a new Gin devised from an overactive imagination in lockdown, with a name that was chosen via a Worldwide competition.

Like a lot of people in 2020, Ginvolutionist Andy Coley was in Lockdown, and bored. With travel is in his veins and being denied the chance to do so, Andy asked "what do you do?"


He decided to take himself on a virtual Worldwide journey and set out on a voyage to create the World's First Lockdown Gin


After spending time researching, contacting and building up great relationships with eight magnificent gins, covering four continents, all of the Gin producers that Andy had been in touch with chose a single botanical to represent them best, and sent them on to him to work with.


The Botanicals were collected from these awesome Gins;

Listoke Gin from Ireland 🇮🇪

Alkkemist Gin from Spain 🇪🇸

Roots Gin from New Zealand 🇳🇿

Greater Than Gin from India 🇮🇳

Empress 1908 Gin from Canada 🇨🇦

Aoratos Gin from Cyprus 🇨🇾

Blue Light Gin from Grenada 🇬🇩

Bobby Schiedams from Indonesia 🇮🇩


After gathering up the botanicals, Andy's first post on LinkedIn on October 2010 went as follows 'Want to be part of a journey. A gin that isn't made yet in a distillery that isn't built.' Well no distillery but ten months later we have the gin


After gaining some great worldwide attention, one of the planet's leading travel writers Martin Moodie ran a worldwide 'name the gin' competition. A wonderful lady from Canada called Heidi Van Roon won with, you guessed it.. ' Blitz and Bloom.'

It was then with, the help of Listoke Distillery, that Blitz & Bloom came to fruition.


"Over the last eighteen months we've all been blitzed my friends, now indeed it's time to Bloom"

"I have no desire to take on the world. I have no wish for my product to be available in supermarkets. My mission was to produce a worldwide inclusive gin with an exclusive audience - you!" said Andy Coley, Founder of Blitz & Bloom Gin


Blitz & Bloom is a truly unique,World Gin, available now via www.listokedistillery.ie, from Andy directly, or from selected bars and restaurants around the country. Keep an eye on Blitz & Bloom's Instagram page for updates on where to pick one up.


As mentioned, Andy has no desire to take over the world.. not yet anyway, maybe one day, on his terms!


Follow more of Andy's journey over on his LinkedIn & Instagram


Slán go fóill,

Danny