The Gin Craze Continues!
‘Have we reached peak gin?’ A question that is on everyone’s lips, excuse the pun! Apparently not…!
News of new gin product launches are announced on a weekly basis, with gins delivering more intense flavours, better integration which brings a more heightened complexity. The experimentation is so exciting that you can travel from extra bold juniper notes to a variety of peculiar flavours.
Being quite possibly the world’s most-loved spirit, we range from the most well-known gin producers to small batch local distillers. We’ve joined the Gin craze exploring the more classically juniper-driven flavours, and now the delectable array of gins and there truly is something for every palate. Your perfect gin is bound to be found here at Beers of Europe.
To celebrate all these wonderful gins, we are pleased to announce we are running a giveaway of the spectacular Boadicea Gin Rosa! Boadicea Gin Rosa is an elegant rose colour of blended delicate juniper, peach, cherry and citrus notes. This is running on the Beers of Europe Warehouse Taproom Bar and Restaurant Facebook page. Click HERE>> for your chance to win!
Known for its selection of spirits, beers, breweries, produce, beaches and much more there’s nothing like our marvellous Norfolk. Since we host a range of Norfolk top quality gins, we’ve decided to give a spotlight on our top 5. Read on to discover our must try top 5 picks of Norfolk Gins.
Top 5 Norfolk Gins
1. Fruits and Flowers – Boadicea Gin Rosa
Boadicea Gin Rosa is a pink gin produced by Norfolk distillery Wild Knight. The base spirit is distilled from Norfolk barley with fruit and botanicals added to infuse delicate juniper, peach, cherry and citrus notes. The addition of fruit gives Boadicea Gin Rosa a slightly sweeter, fruity flavour. A delicate rose colour and presented in an elegant frosted bottle, the gin is named after the queen of the Iceni tribe, who ruled in the area now known as East Anglia
How to drink Boadicea Gin Rosa
Boadicea Gin Rosa is smooth and clean tasting, and can be sipped neat or on the rocks. Splash a drop into champagne for an elegant pink hue and stone fruit twist.
2. Silky, Sophisticated and subtle Gin – Black Shuck Blush
Black Shuck Blush Gin is a subtle and sophisticated gin. This gin has been distilled with botanicals from the Norfolk Coast, whilst the beautiful colour and bewitching flavours have been created naturally through the infusion of real fruit. The Norfolk Rhubarb and Strawberries add to its strong yet fresh and silky smooth flavour.
How to drink Black Shuck Blush Gin
Pair with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic and to bring out more flavour, garnish with some slices of strawberries.
3. Fun and Fruity – St Giles Raspberry, Rhubarb & Ginger
St Giles Raspberry, Rhubarb and Ginger gin is bottled at 40% ABV, which differs from fruity liqueurs on the market averaging at 23% ABV, designed to be drunk neat. The beautiful refreshing depth and fruity flavour can only be achieved through the combination of distilling fresh local fruit. This bottle holds layers of flavours. The first sip is a burst of raspberry aromas followed by the underlying well-rounded rhubarb fruitiness that gives longevity to the tongue. Then finally the subtle hint of ginger tops off this fruity gin.
How to drink St Giles Raspberry, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
Of course, the famously smooth gin can be enjoyed simply over the rocks, but it is best served with a splash of plain premium tonic and a frozen raspberry to garnish.
4. Perfect for summer – Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper
Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin is the little sister to Bullards award winning Norwich Dry Gin. Light and fresh and distilled in Norwich using fresh strawberries through the distillation and infusion process. No artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners have been added. Tremendously sweet and fruity on the nose and in the flavour. The sweet contrast of fruity aromas to the initial taste of pepper and juniper spice creates a distinctive taste like no other.
How to drink Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin
Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin makes a great G&T or is delicious when added to lemonade, making the perfect summer drink.
5. Something unique to try – Lyme Bay Pink Grapefruit Gin
Lyme Bay is renowned for its outstanding blends of flavours. Pink Grapefruit Gin is no stranger to this with its beautiful marriage of floral and citrus flavours. Lyme Bay Pink Grapefruit Gin is a mouth-watering gin that bursts with the flavours of pink grapefruit, orange peel and lime alongside the more delicate botanical aromas of juniper and elderflower.
How to drink Lyme Bay Pink Grapefruit Gin
This unique gin is spectacular over ice to enhance its flavours or as a different G&T.
Hopefully, one of these perfect Norfolk Gins suits your taste! If not this is just a tiny selection of the extensive range of gins available from Beers of Europe. If you want to keep exploring, head over to our gin page to see the full range!