New gin, whisky and a celebration
Matt and Steph Brown, founders of the firm behind Boadicea Gin and Wild Knight vodka, are pink with pleasure at the arrival of their newest offering; Rosa gin. Boadicea Gin Rosa is distilled from Royal Norfolk barley, just like its distinctly blue-bottled counterpart.
But Gin Rosa is distilled with cherry and peach in a large copper pot still, creating a subtle fruit flavour, but with juniper to the fore.
Why Rosa? Matt and Steph say that they took time to study the language of the Iceni Tribe. Discovering its origins, they settled on Rosa as the Iceni for pink.
“We have frosted our bottles to show off the beautiful pink hue of Rosa to perfection,” says Steph.
Meanwhile Roudham distillery The English Whisky Company has released The English – Virgin Oak from their small batch, single malt range; with only 2,689 bottles to go around the whole world, it’s not going to be in everyone’s drinks cabinet.
The English – Virgin Oak has spent its entire life maturing in virgin oak casks made from American white oak. The resulting whisky borrows heavily from the casks that held it and delivers a rich and spicy malt that captures oak’s signature nods to vanilla, chocolate, toffee and spices and finishes with a warm, lingering heat, says EWC.
LEFT: Boadicea’s new Gin Rosa RIGHT: English Whisky Co’s The English Virgin Oak