Unless you’re teetotal, you probably already noticed that over the last couple of years, the popularity of Gin has suddenly exploded in the UK. In fact, over 100 new distilleries have opened their doors in the last 12 months, and Britons have consumed 40 million bottles. That’s enough for 1.12 billion Gin and Tonics, or approximately 28 G&Ts for each person in the UK of legal drinking age.
Over 1 Billion G&Ts
It’s a trend we’ve certainly noticed here at BoroughBox.com and some of our most popular Gin products include those of Pinkster Gin.
What happens when you tell an accountant with time on his hands that he can no longer drink wine? He’ll start experimenting with fruit and Gin concoctions until he finds a recipe he likes. Then, because he likes it so much, he’ll decide to bottle it and make it available to everyone.
In a nutshell, that’s how Pinkster Gin was born and raised.
Pinkster Gin is delicately flavoured and increasingly popular with recent converts and gin aficionados alike. It certainly makes for a tasty Gin & Tonic but it’s one of those Gins you can drink neat. Like all good Gin, it doesn’t burn your mouth but rather produces a pleasantly warm sensation while the botanicals are released. There’s no need to aerate it like wine – just enjoy the smooth aftertaste before your next sip.
Pink Isn’t Just For Girls
Pinkster Gin’s founder, Stephen, didn’t set out to make a pink gin. He tried a wide variety of fruits and it just so happened that the creation he most enjoyed was made with raspberries. The raspberries are grown close to Stephen’s home in Cambridge, and this enables him to oversee production from start to finish.
Tried Gin Jam Yet?
But the biggest upside as far as we’re concerned is Stephen’s decision to put these ‘intoxicated’ raspberries to good use in the form of Boozy Berries and Gin Jam.
The Berries can be dipped in chocolate, used in sorbet or added into your Gin & Tonic. They’re tart and taste delicious.
I could easily tell you the best way to enjoy Gin Jam is with a blue cheese and pinot noir but the truth is, there’s something devilishly satisfying to eating it spread on brown bread for Sunday brunch.
Ssshh, I won’t tell if you don’t…
Check out the Pinkster Gin Range