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Warner Edwards unveils new lemon balm gin

UK gin producer Warner Edwards has launched the first bottling in its new Botanical Garden limited edition range – Warner Edwards ‘Melissa’ Lemon Balm Gin.

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Warner Edwards ‘Melissa’ Lemon Balm Gin is the newest addition to the Northamptonshire distillery’s range

The collection uses various herbaceous plants from Northamptonshire-based Warner Edwards’ newly built garden.

The first bottling in the range uses garden-grown lemon balm – a member of the mint family also known by its Latin name, Melissa officinalis.

Bottled at 43% abv, Warner Edwards ‘Melissa’ Lemon Balm Gin is inspired by founder Tom Warner’s late mother, Adèle, who was a keen gardener and used aromatic herbs within her cooking.

Each bottle comes with a seed packet for people to start their own herb garden and grow lemon balm – which Warner Edwards says is an ideal garnish with the gin.

Warner Edwards ‘Melissa’ Lemon Balm Gin will be available from Amazon, Fortnum & Mason, 31 Dover and Gerry’s from 16 September at an RRP of £40.00.

In April this year, Warner Edwards secured £150,000 to “turbo-charge” its growth plans after winning HSBC’s Elevator Pitch and said it will now increase its capacity “much sooner than planned”.

“This is a real game-changer for our business and will enable us to turbo-charge our growth plans,” said Tom Warner, founding partner of Warner Edwards

“It means being able to invest in increasing our capacity much sooner than we’d planned so we can take advantage of the demand for gin globally. Our first task will be to strengthen our team and start to develop our markets overseas. This win gives us the confidence to move forward.”

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