Sipsmith unveils limited edition coffee ginBy Alice Brooker
Beam Suntory-owned Sipsmith has unveiled the third release in its Sipping Series: Sipspresso Coffee Gin.
The latest addition to the range has been launched in time for International Coffee Day (1 October), and joins the gin series’ Strawberry Smash and Chilli & Lime variants.
Sipsmith partnered with speciality coffee company Pact Coffee to craft the limited edition gin, using the firm’s Fruit and Nut Espresso.
Jared Brown, master distiller, said: “As with all of our innovative limited edition Sipping Series gins, we crafted Sipspresso Coffee Gin to our exact standards.
“We ensured the same level of uncompromising commitment to quality and sustainability in our coffee supplier Pact Coffee who work with farmers from three continents to ethically source the finest ingredients for their premium coffee.”
Pact’s espresso blend was selected for its mixing of Brazilian and Rwandan ground coffee beans, which are blended with cinnamon and fresh vanilla to produce a ‘full-bodied’ flavour.
“Layering Pact’s Brazilian and Rwandan ground coffee with cinnamon and fresh vanilla on top of our original London Dry Gin base creates a delightfully rich, warm and indulgent gin with a smooth and balanced finish.”
The 37.5% ABV bottling uses Sipsmith London Dry Gin as its backbone, which is crafted in copper pot stills at the brand’s London distillery. Containing notes of chocolate, liquorice and vanilla, it brings together real blended coffee and gin.
The ‘rich and warming’ gin is recommended served in a Sipspresso Martini, a twist on the classic Espresso Martini, or in a gin and tonic topped with orange zest.
Sipsmith Sipspresso Coffee Gin is available for RRP £28.50 (US$38.95) in UK stores Tesco and Waitrose, as well as on Amazon and Sipsmith’s website.
Sipsmith recently unveiled its first alcohol-free expression, called Free Glider.