Brighton Gin was born out of a passion for gin, and a passion for Brighton. The aim was to create a gin that embodied Brighton and it’s unusual, playful and fiercely independent character.
Created by five Brightonian’s, they began their gin journey by tirelessly experimenting on themselves and others, trying out various distilling methods, ingredients and combinations until they came across the perfect recipe. They use 100% British organic wheat spirit which they describe as being perfectly smooth and without the elements that give you a hangover. This diverse group have poured their hearts and soul in to it’s creation. Each add their own character and spirit, and this certainly shows in the expression of what they have created. In their own words this is ‘made in Brighton by gin lovers, for free thinkers and good time girls and boys everywhere’. For a gin lover it doesn’t get much better than that really!?
The full botanical profile is a closely guarded secret, however juniper, lime and milk thistle feature. The milk thistle is sourced from the South Downs and has liver cleansing properties. Impressively they also use locally grown coriander seeds and it is in fact the first UK commercially grown coriander seed in over 200 years.
The artisan touch is evident in that each bottle is filled by hand, the label is stuck on, and the finishing touch is the bottle being hand dipped in wax. Such is the commitment to keeping their carbon footprint down not only do they source the botanicals locally where possible, they even deliver the gin in Brighton and Hove on a specially adapted gin bike!
On the nose delightful juniper is at the forefront followed by citrus and floral notes. To taste, this is beautifully traditional on the palate, with fabulous bursts of juniper and citrus coming through. There is a light sweet finish which is characteristically the milk thistle. Overall this gin has it all; individuality, style and an ethical conscience to boot.
Botanicals: Shhhh its a secret……
Recommended Serve: Brighton Rock! We kid you not, one to try for those of you with a sweet tooth. If you fancy something a little more traditional then a slice of orange and Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water is an equally strong pairing.
For further information visit: www.brightongin.com
If Brighton Rock tickles your fancy, check out our gin and tonic garnishes feature.