Lakes Distillery launches Pink Grapefruit GinBy Nicola Carruthers
Cumbria’s The Lakes Distillery has extended its spirits range with the launch of a pink grapefruit-flavoured gin that doesn’t require a garnish when served.
The Lakes Pink Grapefruit Gin is said to offer “all the qualities” of the distillery’s classic London Dry gin, as well as pink grapefruit notes. It is made with a “select few” botanicals and water from the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, northwest England.
Described as “bursting with citrus flavour”, the gin was created to celebrate the role that the fruit plays as a garnish.
The “flavour-packed” expression is said to complement the “juniper-rich flavours with the zesty citrus vigour of pink grapefruit”. As such, there is no need to add a garnish when serving.
Whisky maker Dhavall Gandhi said: “Inspired by my favourite Lakes G&T serve – which is garnished with a slice of pink grapefruit – we set out to make a new expression that will stand the test of time alongside our classic Lakes Gin.
“Following the philosophy of less is more, we explored different garnishes until we discovered the one which perfectly complements the balanced flavour profile of our juniper-forward gin.
“Ensuring we didn’t overpower the true nature of The Lakes Gin, we chose to enhance the vibrant notes of juniper and coriander with the naturally sweet, uplifting citrus flavour of pink grapefruit, making a lively new addition to our range that simply needs plenty of ice and tonic water to serve.”
The Lakes Pink Grapefruit Gin is available to buy now from the distillery’s website, priced at RRP £33 (US$41) per 700ml.
Last month, The Lakes Distillery secured a £3.5 million (US$4.3m) asset-based loan to help triple its production capacity.
The Lakes Distillery recently added a range of flavoured gin and vodka liqueurs to its portfolio.