Fair Spirits adds Fairtrade gin to portfolio

Fair Juniper Gin

Fair Spirits has added a new product to its range made with Fairtrade ingredients: a gin called Fair Juniper.

Using the quinoa-based Fair Vodka, it is macerated with high-quality Fairtrade juniper berries from Uzbekistan plus Fairtrade coriander, cardamom and angelica from India. Other botanicals include grain of paradise from France.

The gin is made in a Stupfler alembic still and bottled at 42% ABV. With a soft creaminess coming from the quinoa-based vodka, the spirit has a fresh, strong juniper flavour with the dry root notes more dominant than citrus, leading to a long spicy finish.

The 50cl bottles are available from Coe Vintners, Speciality Drinks, The Whisky Exchange and Harvey Nichols. The first on-trade stockists include The Shrub & Shutter in Brixton, south London.

The juniper berries are from a nature reserve in Uzbekistan, sourced ethically with a fair price in a country where many farmers live below the poverty line.

The Fairtrade spices are sourced in the Kerala region of south-west India from a co-operative of nearly 3,050 farmers.

Fair Spirits’ portfolio also includes Fair Rum and Fair Café and Fair Goji liqueurs. More Fair products are due to be launched shortly.

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