An Dúlamán Santa Ana Armada Strength Gin is a barrel-aged, navy strength expression of An Dúlamán and is the first Irish navy strength gin to come to the market. Its name comes from La Duquesa Santa Ana, a formidable Andalusian ship which was lost off Loughros Mor, Ardara, in Philip II’s ill-fated Spanish Armada’s attempt to invade England in 1588. Aged in Rioja wine casks from the home region of the Santa Ana’s commander, the gin takes on a beautiful rose gold hue and a slight sweetness which complements the rich umami notes of An Dúlamán Gin.
S.Hilton Design, already working closely with the distillery team on the An Dúlamán range, developed new branding for Santa Ana to bring the story of its rich historical influences to life. S.Hilton Design also created the packaging design, miniature bottle label and other marketing materials to strengthen the brand expression.