Warner Edwards rolls out honey-infused gin
British gin producer Warner Edwards has launched the second bottling in its limited edition Botanical Garden range – Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin.
Bottled at 43% abv, the gin includes 28 natural botanicals and is said to be the distillery’s most complex recipe to date.
Described as a “floral and zesty” gin, the recipe was developed using natural and home-grown ingredients from the Falls Farm botanical garden and its hedgerows, located in Harrington, Northamptonshire, then infused with honey to create a “long, lingering and gently sweet” finish.
The Honeybee Gin release will be supported by an awareness campaign in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Each bottle comes with a packet of wildflower seeds to encourage the planting of bee-friendly gardens and the partnership with the RHS will include a series of new initiatives – including the cultivation of a bee sanctuary within the heather garden of RHS Wisley.
“We are delighted to release our Honeybee gin to a wider audience,” said Warner Edwards founder, Tom Warner. “It’s our most complicated recipe but the flavour is just incredible, and feedback from gin lovers and experts has been that it’s a real addition to the gin market.”
“We completely rely on the generosity of nature in producing our delicious gins – we have a dedicated beekeeper in Jonny Easter at Falls Farm as well as our own botanical garden. So doing our bit in raising awareness of the plight of the honeybee and encouraging the planting of wild flowers is authentic to our ethos.”
Honeybee Gin will join Warner Edward’ portfolio including the first Botanical Garden gin Melissa Lemon Balm, alongside Harrington Dry Gin, Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, Harrington Elderflower Gin, and Harrington Sloe Gin.
The gin will launch exclusively as ‘Spirit of the Month’ via a retail partnership with Fortnum & Mason in October. It will also be available direct from the Falls Farm distillery on the Warner Edwards website at an RRP of £40.