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Tyrrells crisps founder creates a potato gin

By Robyn Black , 21-Nov-2012
Last updated on 21-Nov-2012 at 11:38 GMT2012-11-21T11:38:48Z

Designed to be sipped on its own or in classic cocktails

Designed to be sipped on its own or in classic cocktails

Chase Distillery, the business set up by Tyrrells Crisps founder William Chase, has added a second gin to its portfolio in a bid to tap into the resurgence in premium gins.

Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin, or GB Gin for short, is made from a potato-based spirit to which is added 10 botanicals including juniper buds, cinnamon, ginger, almond and cloves, he added.

It is a dry gin, designed to be sipped on its own or in classic cocktails such as a G&T.

Chase claims it is the first single-estate English gin to be created in 200 years.

“Our success is because we’re a real distiller, not a large company churning out stuff made from low-quality ingredients,” he said.