Hayman’s launches limited edition hopped gin

Hayman's Hopped Gin

Hayman’s Gin has released True English Hopped Gin, the first special edition bottling under its ‘Bartender Release’ series.

The new gin was co-created by bartender Jordan Sweeney of The Wigmore Tavern at the Langham Hotel, the 2018 winner of Hayman’s True Taste Competition.

Jordan’s prize included a five-day distilling apprenticeship working under master distiller Christopher Hayman and distiller Sam Pembridge.

Jordan said: “The knowledge you gain during the apprenticeship is the prize. I’ve had the chance to get hands on experience in a working distillery with true professionals.

“It is incredible that one of the most respected gin companies will be selling my very own gin! I cannot wait to see the reaction to it, especially from fellow bartenders and others I respect in the industry.’

To create True English Hopped Gin, Jordan added fresh grapefruit and heritage English Fuggle and Goldings hop varietals to Haymans’ signature blend of ten botanicals.

A bright burst of citrus from the grapefruit is combined with pronounced grassy notes from the hops in what is described as a “wonderfully balanced serve”.

Distiller Sam Pembridge said: “Exploring an unusual and complex flavour profile such as the English Fuggle hop, whilst maintaining the Hayman’s True English distillation process was an interesting challenge. Being able to create a gin so unique to the category is really exciting!”

Hayman’s Hopped Gin’s suggested serve is the True English G&T, served with a wedge of pink grapefruit.

Just 1,200 hand numbered bottled of Hayman’s True English Hopped Gin have been created.

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