Rebel City Distillery

Maharani Gin is at the forefront of a new style of gin – a balanced mix of spice, citrus and sweetness. This multi-award-winning premium gin is zested with pomelo fruit, and uniquely spiced with cassia and nutmeg-mace, all sourced from a women’s organic farming co-operative in Kerala, India.

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A cultural fusion

Rebel City Distillery was founded in 2020 by husband-and-wife Robert and Bhagya Barrett alongside Robert’s father Brendan. Their flagship product, Maharani Gin, celebrates a fusion of cultures from Cork, Ireland and Kerala, India, where Robert and Bhagya come from respectively. Maharani Gin pays homage to Kerala women who are known for their strength and importance in society.

Rebel City Distillery


Bottling up spices with care

To make Maharani Giin, the spirit is zested with pomelo fruit, and uniquely spiced with cassia and nutmeg mace, all sourced from Kerala, India.

In certain conditions Maharani has a natural haze due to the organic oils of the botanicals; in particular, nutmeg mace, which can become opaque in cold temperatures. To ensure the vibrant taste of their gin, their distillers choose not to chill-filter out these oils at the final stage of production to retain all the aromatics of the botanicals.