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York Gin launch rhubarb gin on fifth birthday during Yorkshire rhubarb season
By popular demand, York Gin has launched a rhubarb gin - as the brand celebrates its fifth birthday.
Customers have been asking for a rhubarb gin for years. And now it has appeared in the midst of Yorkshire's forced rhubarb season and just as the York Gin brand reaches its five-year milestone on 1 March.
The gin has seven classic botanicals including juniper berries, grains of paradise and angelica along with the all-important fresh rhubarb. After distillation a natural sugar syrup is added to complement the natural tanginess of the rhubarb.
Says co-founder Emma Godivala: ‘So many customers have asked if we’d do a rhubarb gin that finally we’ve caved in to mark York Gin’s fifth birthday.
‘Rhubarb is a quintessential English flavour. And the Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle is world-famous for its technique of growing forced rhubarb indoors and picking it by candlelight to protect the delicate stems.
‘We’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure this is a really top class addition to the rhubarb gin category. We advise you to mix it with a premium light tonic, an elderflower tonic or a ginger ale or ginger beer. Rhubarb and ginger is a classic combination - and York Gin Rhubarb and ginger is a winner.’
Available from the York Gin shops - at Thomas Herbert’s House on Pavement (opposite Shambles) and in the railway station. Also online at yorkgin.com. Price £42 for a 70cl bottle.