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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

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