**** PRESS RELEASE FROM LANCASTER SPIRITS ****
The Lancaster Spirits Company debuts its first ever Gin:
The first gin produced by new Lancaster based distillery, The Lancaster Spirits Company, is now on sale - Firecracker Gin.
Housed alongside the home of multi-award-winning Lancaster Brewery, The Lancaster Spirits Company is a grain to glass distillery, utilising decades of brewing know-how and painstaking distilling process, to produce premium quality, small-batch gin.
The distillery has taken an exceptionally unusual and challenging approach to creating their own base grain spirit, by distilling from their own specially concocted beer. After many dozens of test brews carried out over an eighteen-month development period, they’ve mastered the art. Using a secret blend of wheat and rye grains, a two-hundred-year-old Lancastrian live yeast and water drawn from an artesian well, the spirit has a proud local heritage and uniquely complex flavour profile.
To produce a single drop of The Lancaster Spirits Company gin takes a minimum of five weeks of work. Painstaking, fastidious, complicated work, in proud classically Lancastrian style.
Even the bottle has involved scrupulous thought and regard. The design is based on a 19th Century Lancaster based brewery (Yates & Jackson) beer bottle and then carefully modified to allow space for the label and etched with the distillery's name.
Botanicals & Tasting Notes:
Firecracker Gin expresses the profiles of seventeen botanicals, each carefully selected and sourced across four continents. Firecracker is an explosive gin, big, stormy and complex, with bold earthy notes of evergreen, a zing of citrus, exotic spices and freshly sawn timber. Not the usual generic, mass produced gin. This is a big, forward and powerful gin that is both silky smooth yet offers a mosaic of flavours wrapped up in a long, satisfying finish.
Phil Simpson, MD of The Lancaster Spirits Company said: ‘’We’ve taken our time to get our spirits right. Eighteen months of recipe tweaks, plant investment, trials and blind tastings to create a gin and a vodka that exceed our stringent quality standards. Every ingredient has been chosen with balance and harmony in mind. We are sure our customers will appreciate the great lengths we’ve gone to ensure the unique provenance of every element of the spirits we craft.’’
Gerard Evans, The Lancaster Spirits Company’s consultant distiller & non-exec director said: “By producing our spirits on such a small scale, we are able to give every batch our undivided attention. We believe that drinkers will appreciate the enormous efforts and care that goes into every Lancaster Spirits Company bottle.”
This limited release product is available to purchase online or direct through Lancaster Brewery outlets. This is a unique, "Batch 001" release that can be enjoyed now or saved as a collector's edition and is now available to order online at https://lancasterspirits.co.uk