Strawberries and cream captured in new gin
Strawberries and cream, generally offered as a dessert at garden parties and tennis tournaments, has been transformed into a limited edition gin by Poetic License.
The independent, small batch distillery, which crafts and packages its award-winning gins by hand, has spent six months perfecting the seasonal recipe, which is believed to be the first of its kind on general sale.
It combines traditional botanicals, including juniper and coriander, with a mix of real strawberries and cream that are both distilled and infused to ensure a stronger, fruitier taste.
Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin, best served with a premium elderflower tonic water or lemonade and mixed fruit, is being produced in a limited-run only and is available from late May.
“After months of experimenting we have now found the perfect combination. Many flavoured gins are either distilled or infused but ours uses both processes to pack as big a punch as possible,” said distiller, Luke Smith.
The Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin (37.5%) is the first in a series of limited-run offerings being temporarily added to the brand’s core range, which currently includes Old Tom Gin, Northern Dry Gin and Graceful Vodka.