Quintessential unveils Thomas Dakin GinBy Melita Kiely
Quintessential Brands has launched a new small batch gin named after the founder of the “world’s first quality” English gin and some of the world’s oldest gin distilleries from the 18th century.
Thomas Dakin Gin is the work of master distiller Joanne Moore and is distilled in a baby pot still using a secret recipe of 11 botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, English coriander and red cole, otherwise known as horseradish.
“Today we are launching a great tasting classic style gin with a twist and taking inspiration from Thomas Dakin, a young entrepreneur from 18th century northern England whose inventive and enlightened outlook paved the way for gin as we know it today,” said David Hume, of Thomas Dakin Distillers.
“We are delighted to be launching in Manchester as this is where we will build a new distillery to distil Thomas Dakin Gin.
“Watch this space for details on our exciting plans.”
The new brand is currently made by G&J Distillers in Warrington, Cheshire, near where Thomas Dakin distilled his original gin, but will be crafted in Manchester once the new distillery is built.
“We have created a delicious small batch gin which is juniper-led, with sweet orange and citrus notes on the palate and a smooth, savoury finish thanks to the cubebs and red cole,” explained Moore.
Bottled at 42% abv, Thomas Dakin Gin carries an RRP of £29.
The expression is available now from Harvey Nichols Manchester – as well as Booths and other bars and restaurants in Manchester – and will roll out nationwide in due course.