UK launch for German gin infused with Riesling grapes

Ferdinands Saar GinA unique new gin is being introduced into the UK bar trade that is infused with Riesling grapes from the Mosel region of Germany.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin is produced in small batches using grapes from the steep shale slopes of the Zilliken family’s Saarburger Rausch vineyard which is famous for its Riesling wines.

Before infusion, the spirit is distilled using botanicals including juniper, lavender, dog rose, sloe, rosehip, angelica, hop blossom, rose, coriander, ginger and lemon-scented thyme.

Bottled at 44% it is produced by master distiller Andreas Vallendar of Avadis Distillery which is also in the Saarburg region of Germany.

Distributed by Capulet & Montague, it is due to be introduced in the UK this month, with interest already shown by London bars and restaurants such as Graphic, Hix, Loves Company, Bob Bob Ricard, Nightjar, 214 Bermondsey, Soho House and Match.

Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin takes its name from the royal Prussian district forester Ferdinand Geltz, who was co-founder of the VDP Mosel-Saar-Ruwer growers group.

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