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Cambridge Distillery teams up with Peninsula London

English producer Cambridge Distillery has partnered with The Peninsula London to create three gins for the recently opened luxury hotel.

Peninsula London and Cambridge Distillery's new gins
Peninsula London’s trio of gins has been created by Cambridge Distillery

The five-star venue, which opened last month in Belgravia, is the first British site from The Peninsula chain of high-end hotels.

The collaboration with Cambridge Distillery, said to be several years in the making, saw the creation of a trio of gins inspired by the hotel.

Co-founder and master distiller William Lowe said: “Cambridge Distillery is honoured to embark on this exceptional journey with The Peninsula London, where innovation harmonises with tradition, culminating in an exceptional gin experience that beautifully reflects the essence of both institutions.”

The first, Little Blue Gin, is inspired by the Little Blue Bar on the ground floor of The Peninsula. The bar offers cocktails inspired by Eastern flavours.

The 40% ABV expression is made with a blend of teas, including white tea, lapsang souchong, assam and pu’er.

Meanwhile, Mach II Gin is based on the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Brooklands, which is inspired by British aviation and motorsport.

Bottled at 40% ABV, Mach II Gin combines juniper with botanicals found in the British countryside, such as blackcurrant leaves, rose, rosemary, lemon verbena, angelica and basil.

Completing the trio is 1928 Gin, named after the year The Peninsula Hotels opened its debut site in Hong Kong.

It is said to capture the essence of the hotel’s British-Asian influence by blending English botanicals such as rose petals and lemon verbena with turmeric and kaffir lime.

The 42% ABV liquid offers a ‘spicy warmth and vibrant citrus notes’.

Sonja Vodusek, managing director of The Peninsula London, added: “We are proud to be collaborating with the esteemed Cambridge Distillery. The business embodies tradition, innovation and British artisanship, all of which are incredibly important to us here at The Peninsula London.

“The three bespoke gins that have been created exclusively for us perfectly reflect the expert craftsmanship and unique stories that define each of our restaurants.”

Cambridge Distillery will also host a pop-up laboratory and shop at The Royal Exchange in London next month.

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