Cornish drinks producer Healeys has created two gins based on the recipe and style of its popular cider brand Rattler.
The process starts with the same apples used to create Rattler Cyder, which are pressed, fermented and distilled twice. The spirit is then blended with seven botanicals, including juniper, coriander, lemon, orange, iris, angelica and mace.
The new range contains Rattler Cornish Dry Gin and raspberry-infused Rattler Cornish Pink Gin.
According to Healeys, Rattler Dry Gin is best paired with a good quality tonic and a slice of lemon or with Healeys’ newly-launched sparkling Avalade range.
Rattler Pink is suggested mixed with Avalade Rose Lemonade and a raspberry or blueberry garnish.
Commercial director Joe Healey said: “True to our roots, this isn’t just another gin. We have Cornwall’s oldest distillery onsite and have won multiple awards for our brandy and whiskies, so we were confident we could create something special.
“We saw an opportunity to inject some fun into the gin market and Rattler is the brand to do this, while ensuring the exceptional quality and craftmanship for which we are renowned.”
The Rattler spirits range, which already includes Rattler Brandy, will be growing throughout the year, with the launch of Rattler Rum expected at Easter.