In aid of the Rainbow Fund and celebrating the UK’s biggest Pride festival, Brighton Gin is releasing 1,400 limited edition bottles.
Collectively, the eight-bottle range spells the world Brighton (or creative anagrams). The pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet labels reflect the original colours of the iconic Gay Pride rainbow flag.
Brighton Gin was founded by Brightonian broadcaster Kathy Caton who set out to “bottle the spirit of Brighton” in 2014. It is handmade in small batches in a distillery just across the road from the beach.
Using certified organic wheat spirit and botanicals including juniper, peel from fresh oranges and limes, coriander seed and milk thistle, Brighton Gin is smooth enough to sip neat, over ice with a twist of orange or as a classic G&T.
Each bottle is made from recycled glass sourced from Brighton. It is filled, labelled and wax-sealed by hand, with the label and wax in the distinctive blue colour of Brighton’s seafront railings.
Kathy said: “Set to be bolder, more beautiful and brilliant than ever, we’re so proud that we host the UK’s biggest Pride Festival in our free-thinking, campaigning home city.
“We want to celebrate that ultimate spirit of Brighton and contribute again to the essential work of the Rainbow Fund in supporting the city’s LGBTQ+ community and voluntary sector.”
Designed by the team that created the original Brighton Gin label, the Pride 2018 bottles feature hand painted brush strokes by designer Matt Holbrow.
The eight different labels align with the original meanings of the Gay Pride flag colours, reflecting the values of sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony and spirit.
For the first time the Brighton Gin team will be walking with the Brighton Pride Parade which leaves Hove Lawns at 11am on Saturday August 4, ending at Preston Park where the Colour My World festival is headlined by legendary pop icon Britney Spears.
The limited edition Pride 2018 bottles can be bought from local independent retailers from June 29 and from Brightongin.com where the Pride Collectors’ Range can be ordered as a complete set.
£2 from each bottle will be donated to The Rainbow Fund, the Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS organisations.