A gin infused with rhubarb has been launched by Warner Edwards Distillery in Northamptonshire on the back of the success of its Harrington Dry Gin.
Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin is made with an infusion of a rhubarb that was originally grown in Queen Victoria’s garden and is now available in only limited amounts. It has been grown in a traditional Victorian garden style with lots of organic matter to nourish it.
The gin, which is made with 11 botanicals such as locally grown elderflower, is infused with the rhubarb after distillation. At 40% ABV, each bottle is numbered, labelled and wax-sealed on site by hand. Only 8,000 bottles of the limited-edition gin have been produced.
Co-founder Tom Warner said: “Our rhubarb gin is smooth and earthy with an exquisite fruity balance of sweet and sour. The rhubarb combines natural acidity with a fruity sweetness to create a real palate cleanser that’s exceptionally quaffable.”
Fellow co-founder Sion Edwards added: “We are very pleased with our limited-edition rhubarb gin which we believe is really quite special. It is a truly Great British gin. The liquid has a subtle pink hue and the label pays homage to the Penny Black postage stamp. Each bottle is wax-sealed with a red seal reminiscent of the Victorian postage system.”
Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin follows last year’s debut for Warner Edwards’ elderflower-infused gin which was produced in a larger batch this year because of demand. Warner Edwards, which launched Harrington Dry Gin two years ago, also produces a sloe gin.