A new small-batch gin has been launched made from ingredients grown in the area around Harrogate in North Yorkshire.
The ultra-premium Slingsby Artisan Gin is produced with 24 botanicals, of which half have been grown in the kitchen garden of the Rudding Park Hotel south-east of Harrogate.
Along with juniper and other ingredients sourced from around the world, the London dry gin is made with spring water sourced from the aquifer that made Harrogate a world-famous spa town.
Launched by independent alcoholic drinks company Spirit of Harrogate, Slingsby Gin pays tribute to William Slingsby who, in 1571, discovered the unique properties of natural spring water from the Tewit Well in Harrogate.
Marcus Black, co-founder and managing director, said: “Put simply, we have sought to look at things differently and to provide the consumer with ‘the Spirit of Harrogate’ in a bottle, to make every sip a truly wonderful experience that seeks to restore the body, mind and soul.
“We passionately believe that Slingsby Gin offers something different. Our unique interpretation of a classic London dry gin has been meticulously designed with the modern sophisticated consumer at the very centre of the thought process.
“No detail has been too small and each component has been lovingly and expertly combined to produce a simply beautiful London dry gin.”
Slingsby Gin is bottled at 42% ABV and presented in a 70cl blue bottle, available in retail for £39.99.
It is recommended for serving as a gin and tonic garnished with a pink grapefruit twist, blueberries and an edible flower.
According to its tasting notes, it provides an initial burst of refreshing rhubarb and citrus from the grapefruit base which gives way to juniper, before a very smooth herbaceous sweetness, led by sweet cicely and a light green tea scented with jasmine blossom.