Donkey Jack Gin

Donkey Jack Gin

"This is a 'sheepdog' story"

Donkey Jack is a sheepdog warrior, walking the unsung hero’s path.
He is an outsider, who becomes part of the flock,
taking on the mantle of protector.
This gin celebrates sheepdogs in all their forms, paying homage to our
heroes and all those who love and support them.

Retired Lieutenant Dave Grossman categorised people; They were either
sheep, wolf or sheepdog. Which one are you?

“If you have no capacity for violence
you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep.
If you have a capacity for violence
and no empathy for your fellow citizens
you have defined an aggressive sociopath: a wolf.
But what if you have a capacity for violence and
a deep love for your fellow citizens?
Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior,
someone who is walking the hero’s path”

Who is Donkey Jack?

Donkey Jack

Donkey Jack is a real donkey who protects sheep on my retired policeman’s farm.
Donkeys are used as guard animals, they are introduced to the herd while young and become part of the family.

The donkeys’ loud brays and quick pursuit will scare away predators. In most instances donkeys will confront and chase dogs or coyotes out of the pasture. If the canines do not retreat quickly the donkeys will attack them by rising up on their hind legs and striking with both front feet.

Since Jack has been on the farm, no sheep lives have been lost.

Tasting Notes

Donkey Jack Gin

Donkey Jack, like his manga inspired character, celebrates the art of the craft
and will pack a punch when mixed as a dry martini (a dry vermouth and a twist of lemon) or you could try a Donkey K.O Cocktail

  • 1 part Donkey Jack Gin
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 1 part apricot brandy
  • dash of lemon juice
  • garnish with a twist of lemon peel

Pour all ingredients (except the garnish) into a cocktail shaker with a good helping of ice cubes. Put the lid on and knock yourself out giving this a good shake until well blended, strain into a chilled martini glass and add the lemon peel for the final touch.