A limited-edition gin made with strawberries and cream has been launched by Sunderland distillery Poetic License to capture the flavours of summer.
It is made with traditional botanicals, including juniper and coriander, plus a mix of real strawberries and cream that are both distilled and infused to ensure a stronger, fruitier taste.
At 37.5% ABV, Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin is recommended for serving with a premium elderflower tonic water or lemonade and mixed fruit.
It is the first in a series of limited-run offerings joining the brand’s core range, which currently includes Old Tom Gin, Northern Dry Gin and Graceful Vodka.
Distiller Luke Smith said: “Many flavoured gins are either distilled or infused but ours uses both processes to pack as big a punch as possible.
“After months of experimenting we have now found the perfect combination and hope Poetic License Strawberries and Cream Picnic Gin will soon find its way into picnic baskets across the UK.”
It is available from poeticlicensedistillery.co.uk and at bars such as Aqua Shard in London.