Essex Spirits Co

Essex Rhubarb & Vanilla Seasonal Gin

£34.00
  • Essex Rhubarb & Vanilla Seasonal Gin

Essex Spirits Co

Essex Rhubarb & Vanilla Seasonal Gin

£34.00

70cl | 40% ABV

Fruit Gins are ‘in’ at the moment, head to any supermarket and you’ll see a plethora of exotic, sweet & brightly coloured ‘gins’ (well, gin liqueurs… but we won’t get into that here).

Given that we are about drinking quality, drinking sustainably & drinking locally we knew this just wasn’t the way to go if we wanted to release a fruit gin.

As such, we decided that any ‘fruit’ releases would only be made using fresh, local & seasonal fruits which cuts down on mileage the fruit has travelled and feeds back into our local community / economy. This means two things, firstly each seasonal release will be completely natural and depend on the seasons fruit for flavour & colour. Secondly, when we’ve finished production and the fruit is out of season it’s GONE!

So, what’s in the bottle?

  • We start by creating a traditional gin recipe, perfect for the genuine gin lover: Juniper, Angelica, Coriander, Orange Peel, Liquorice root, Cinnamon & Nutmeg, Orris.
  • Once we have made this gin, using our modern & sustainable methods, we then cut the gin to 40% ABV with pure clarified rhubarb juice from a farm in north Essex (Manningtree) – no flavourings (natural or otherwise) to be seen here!
  • Finally, as rhubarb is actually very tart with nothing added to it, we sweeten the entire batch with a mixture of golden syrup, local sea salt & pure vanilla essence **fun fact – Golden syrup is made by re-purposing waste from the sugar making process, so it was one of the oldest sustainable brands around!**

The liquid is filtered and bottled resulting in a mix that is a true gin upfront, leading into a huge natural rhubarb hit before finishing with a subtle sweetness from the golden syrup & rounded off with delicious vanilla notes.

Mix this gin with almost any mixer to give you a beautiful rhubarb cream soda flavour!

*These bottles are labelled with the year of production and an individual bottle number, if there is a particular number you would like to request simply drop us an email to check for availability.

**Please be aware when ordering that the recipient of any package must be over the age of 18. ID may be requested upon delivery.