Strawberries and cream gin launches in UK

19th May, 2016 by Annie Hayes

Independent small batch distillery Poetic License has rolled out a limited edition strawberries and cream-flavoured gin, believed to be the “first of its kind” on general sale.

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Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin is believed to be the “first of its kind”

The producer spent six months adjusting the recipe for Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin, which combines traditional botanicals such as juniper and coriander with “a mix of real strawberries and cream” that is both “distilled and infused” for a stronger, fruitier taste.

“Many flavoured gins are either distilled or infused but ours uses both processes to pack as big a punch as possible,” said distiller, Luke Smith.

“After months of experimenting we have now found the perfect combination and hope Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin will soon find its way into picnic baskets across the UK.”

The expression is best served with a premium elderflower tonic water, or lemonade and mixed fruit.

Bottled at 37.5% abv, Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin is the first in a series of limited edition offerings temporarily added to the brand’s core range, which currently includes Old Tom Gin, Northern Dry Gin and Graceful Vodka.

It is available to buy online at poeticlicensedistillery.co.uk and from the reception at the Best Western Roker Hotel in Sunderland, UK, priced at £32.50 per bottle.

It will also be served at Poetic License stockists around the UK, including the aqua shard restaurant, London.

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