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Blueberry Welsh Gin launched by Spirit of Wales Distillery
Spirit of Wales Distillery in Newport, Wales is proud to announce the launch of a second Welsh gin and first pink gin. Spirit of Wales, Steeltown Welsh Blueberry Gin, a contemporary forged wild blueberry gin, sweetened naturally with heather tips.
Forged Wild Blueberry Gin with Heather Sweetness is a commemorative Welsh spirit. A contemporary pink gin with wild blueberry with honey-like heather tips adding sweetness. Naturally sweet, Steeltown forged Welsh Blueberry Gin, is inspired by the women of times past who spent time with their families on the Welsh coast during the Miner’s Fortnight holidays. While their husbands were working in the coal and steel industries, they stayed home, spending their time making jams and preserves.
James Gibbons, Head Distiller from the Distillery, explained. “To create a pink gin that could stand in the category. The Spirit of Wales uses blueberry, which acts as an addition to the whole, rather than overpowering the gin. The gin remains at full strength with sweetening from with honey-like heather tips rather than adding any sugar.”
Steeltown Welsh Blueberry gin has hints of bittersweet pithy grapefruit and lemon notes, which mellow with the familiar piney characteristics of juniper. The Newport-based distillery has created a deep pink Welsh gin that has a pleasant oiliness to it combined with citrus pithiness to finish, with no added sugar or colours.
Daniel Dyer, founder and gin enthusiast, commented, “After trialling fresh fruits with our juniper-led gin, under our distillery release, we realized the Blueberry was a clear winner! Adding no artificial flavourings, nor colourings to achieve Steeltown Blueberry Gin. It is a fruity and delicious gin and tonic, when combined with the Fever-Tree aromatic Tonic water, which brings the deeper flavours to life!”
The perfect pairing for the Spirit of Wales Distillery Release Forged Wild Blueberry Gin is with the distillery's tonic partner’s Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic water. Both a pink delight with an overall deep colour, a superb choice for a flavourful gin and tonic. Spirit of Wales Steeltown Welsh Gins are available directly from the distillery, at markets and gin festivals around Wales, and the online store www.spiritofwales.com