Brooklyn Gin officially launched in UK through Hi-Spirits

Brooklyn Gin

Leading drinks distributor Hi-Spirits has expanded its portfolio of gins by officially launching Brooklyn Gin in the UK.

Founded in 2010 by industry veterans Emil Jättne and Joe Santos, the gin is made in New York using artisan methods and botanicals including fresh, hand-cut citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper berries.

Made from corn grown in upstate New York, the flavour is fresh and complex, with juicy citrus notes that enhance both classic and contemporary gin serves.

The new partnership will officially bring Brooklyn Gin to the UK’s on-trade and off-trade, with a recommended price in retail of £40. Signature serves being promoted for the brand are the Brooklyn Gin Martini and the Bee’s Knees (see below).

Emil said: “We’re very excited to launch Brooklyn Gin in the UK, a place that is distinctive in its longstanding love of gin, and is the home of exceptional establishments and hospitality.

“We look forward to working with Hi-Spirits to bring our one-of-a-kind gin to the fast growing group of craft spirit connoisseurs.”

Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Gin has been through an astonishing renaissance over past few years. Consumers love classic serves such as the gin and tonic, Martini and Negroni, as well as the innovative new serves continually being developed by mixologists.”

Hi-Spirits also distributes Broker’s London Dry Gin, Blackwood’s Gin, Gin No.209, Langley’s No 8 Gin, and King of Soho Gin.

Dan added: “Brooklyn Gin is a wonderful addition to our portfolio, allowing operators to offer a craft brand to customers for whom provenance is part of the enjoyment of drinking spirits at home or out with friends.

“Across our range we now have an unrivalled choice of mainstream, premium, niche and craft gins that enables our customers to offer a range of styles and price points. “

Brooklyn Gin Martini
62.5ml Brooklyn Gin
12.5ml Dry vermouth
1 Dash Orange bitters
Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a twist of lemon, or for a Brooklyn variation, a fresh kumquat.

Bee’s Knees
50ml Brooklyn Gin
12.5ml Honey syrup
25ml Fresh lemon juice
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

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