A wonderfully spiced seasonal favourite.
The finest ingredients
Candied ginger root and fresh Valencian sweet orange peel, soaked in our Cotswolds Dry Gin, which has been barrel aged. Sweetened with a touch of honey.
Nose: Warm honey and sweet orange notes balance the fresh spicy ginger and piney juniper.
Palate: Incredibly rich and luxurious, the ginger warms everything through, with vanilla and red fruit notes from the casks.
Finish: A lovely long finish full of dry oak spice and ginger, with lots more honey.
We start with our Cotswolds Dry Gin. Distilled to 83% ABV, we dilute it to 65% ABV for casking – just the right strength to extract fantastic flavour and colour from the wood without drawing out the harsher notes. It goes into the same casks as our flagship Single Malt Whisky – first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and shaved, toasted and recharred red wine casks, where it matures for three months. We then add fresh sweet Valencian orange peel to the matured gin, and candied root ginger. These soak in the gin for several weeks, getting a good stir every few days. Finally, we add a touch of honey to sweeten and dilute to 46% ABV before bottling here at the distillery.
This is a rich and warming sipping gin, perfect neat or over ice. The addition of a few drops of Angostura Bitters adds a delicious extra element, or for chillier winter evenings, try adding to warmed apple juice.