Our Story

Silver SpearĀ Gin is an artisan Irish spirits brand based in the historic Ballydarton House in Carlow, nestled in the foothills of Mount Leinster.


When it came to choosing the name, we wanted something that connected the history and locality of the gin.


The name was inspired by the history of Ballydarton House.


Back in 1876, John Henry Watson of Ballydarton House won the Silver Spear for his horsemanship skills. Later on, he went on to write the rules for polo that are still in existence today.