Cambridge Distillery debuts seasonal gin
UK-based Cambridge Distillery has released a limited edition gin made using botanicals from the spring and summer of 2021 to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary.
The new Vintage 2021 Spring Summer bottling is described as a ‘world first’ gin with ‘real provenance’.
Master distiller William Lowe created the expression by using a novo-dimensional distillation matrix in which temperature, timing and pressure are just three of the nine variables used to treat each locally foraged botanical.
The separate distillates are then blended, leading to a gin that captures the flavours of the English spring and summer seasons.
The 42% ABV gin is made from botanicals harvested near the Cambridge-based distillery including lemon balm, hawthorn blossom and nettle leaves.
The resulting liquid offers an aroma of the local meadows, with citrus notes and ‘gentle herbaceous lifts’ on the palate.
The sipping gin is recommended served neat over ice or in a Martini.
Limited to 300 bottles, the new expression was released in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Cambridge Distillery.
Lowe said: “It’s the walks through the meadows surrounding Cambridge that inspired Cambridge Distillery’s conception; to create luxury gins that showcase the taste of the English seasons using botanicals grown in and around our home.
“Each year nature expresses itself differently and we wanted to capture these changes in each of our luxury gins – our latest edition, Vintage 2021 Spring Summer, is therefore a true homage to Cambridge Distillery’s origins.”
Vintage 2021 Spring Summer is available to buy exclusively from Berry Bros & Rudd for RRP £150 (US$186).
Last year, Cambridge Distillery launched a gin designed for Martinis, called Three Seasons.