The new Aber Falls Whisky Distillery in north Wales has released a dry gin made with botanicals sourced locally.
Made in the classic London dry gin style, Aber Falls Welsh Dry Gin is made in copper pot stills using water from the nearby Aber Falls, or Rhaeadr Fawr in Welsh.
With a recipe featuring ingredients sourced from the countryside around the distillery, it leads with juniper and has prominent notes of grapefruit, lemon and orange, resulting in a bright and fresh gin with a subtly spicy and sweet finish.
It is bottled at 41.3% ABV and has a recommended price in retail of £24 per 70cl. Aber Falls Distillery is part of drinks group Halewood Wines & Spirits.
It follows the launch four months ago of Aber Falls’ inaugural range of flavoured gins and liqueurs, comprising Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, Orange Marmalade Gin, Salted Toffee Liqueur, Violet Liqueur and Coffee & Dark Chocolate Liqueur.
James Wright, managing director of Aber Falls Distillery, said: “The introduction of this classic liquid marks an important milestone for us, as we extend our range of gins, styles and flavours, and continue to achieve high-quality and consistent spirits, to satisfy growing demand.
“It has been an amazing start to 2018 and we’ve received remarkable feedback in the on- and off-trade on a local and national level. Notable achievements include new listings across the country and being shortlisted for best new British product in the prestigious Great British Food Awards.
“The rise of regional gin has more than doubled in the last six months and we’re proud to be serving the spirit of North Wales to the local area and further afield.”
Aber Falls is set to release its first whisky in 2020. It has created a new temporary visitor centre in Abergwyngregyn in the lead-up to a permanent fixture expected to open in autumn this year.