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Wagyu brand creates fat-washed gin

Warrendale Wagyu, a Wagyu producer with farms in Lancashire, has launched a gin washed with beef fat.

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Wa-Gyn is washed with molten Wagyu fat

The 44% ABV gin, named Wa-Gyn, has ‘comforting umami’ aromas, with an ‘overriding’ juniper flavour, which is complimented by ‘ruby grapefruit, lemongrass and warming pink peppercorn’.

The gin is triple-filtered and washed with molten Wagyu fat for 48 hours, creating a ‘smooth yet luxurious taste’.

The brand suggests serving the gin with tonic water alongside a sirloin or ribeye steak.

Warrendale Wagyu was founded in Yorkshire in 2017 and partners with more than 750 farmers across the UK.

Tom Richardson, managing director, said: “We strive to be at the forefront of innovation, which is why we have launched the first fat-washed gin available in the UK.

“With the past year seeing great success for the business, it seemed right for us to expand our use of Wagyu into new areas.

“While it is uncommon for gin to be fat-washed, we spotted a gap in the market and have carefully combined juniper with flavoursome fruits and herbs to create a drink that tastes fantastic.

“For those celebrating Ginuary or who enjoy gin in general, this needs to be added to your list, as it will leave you impressed with the luxurious taste.”

Wa-Gyn retails for £55 (US$70) for a 700ml bottle and can be purchased exclusively from Warrendale Wagyu’s website.

The launch is the second unusual savoury gin to come to market this week, following Whitley Neill’s bacon and horseradish expression.

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