Following on from the multi-award-winning success of our Brecon Special Reserve Gin and our Brecon Botanicals Gin, Penderyn are delighted to announce the launch of Rhubarb & Cranberry gin, alongside 2 other new flavours, Rose Petal and Chocolate Orange.
They are based on our Brecon Special Reserve gin (which won Gold at the 2020 Spirits Business Global Gin Masters) and are bottled at 37.5% abv.
Laura Davies, our Distiller, who created the gins said –
‘The award-winning Brecon Gin series has been expanded using Brecon Special Reserve as a base for three new exciting flavoured expressions. These flavoured and coloured gins have been created with balance and creativity and will hopefully create more interest for our regular Brecon Gin customers, and bring new drinkers to the brand and the category.’
The bottles were designed by acclaimed drinks designer Glenn Tutssel who is also one of our directors, and the gins have been created by our all-women distilling team. Glenn said -
‘I have always loved botanical illustration and was very fortunate to have designed a set of stamps featuring 10 botanical illustrations for the Royal Mail, which I researched at Kew gardens and the Victoria & Albert Museum. There I discovered the artworks and notebooks of La Redoute and Ehret which inspired the new gin labels. I liked the freshness and detail of the illustration, but was also fascinated by the written notes. When I designed the labels (the flower images were created by illustrator Andrew Davidson) it seemed appropriate to include the information on the front in handwritten form rather than ‘hide’ it on the back. This also makes it more attractive to consumers.’
A burst of tangy rhubarb blends with bittersweet cranberry to give a fresh and fruity gin. Aromas of juicy grapefruit and fresh strawberries swirl on the nose, while juniper mingles with coriander and sweet orris root in the mouth, leaving a dry lingering finish.
Best served with ice and chilled tonic water. Garnish with frozen strawberries and cucumber.