Handcrafted in New York, Brooklyn Gin uses natural ingredients, including fresh, hand-cut citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper berries.
The botanicals are added to a neutral spirit made from corn grown in upstate New York, which leads to a fresh and complex flavoured spirit with juicy citrus notes encapsulating a versatile gin that suits both classic and contemporary serves.
The American drinks brand was founded in 2010 by industry veterans Emil Jättne and Joe Santos. It has since won several awards, including a double gold medal at the 2015 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition.
Jättne said: “We’re very excited to launch Brooklyn Gin in the UK, a place that is distinctive in its longstanding love of gin and is the home of exceptional establishments and hospitality.
“We look forward to working with Hi-Spirits to bring our one-of-a-kind gin to the [UK's] fast-growing group of craft spirit connoisseurs.”
Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Gin has been through an astonishing renaissance over past few years and customers increasingly expect to be offered a choice of gins and a range of serves in pubs and bars.
“Consumers love classic serves such as the gin & tonic, martini and negroni, as well as the innovative new serves continually being developed by mixologists.
“Brooklyn Gin offers the on-trade a genuine point of difference within the craft gin category, and we’re supporting licensees with some great cocktail ideas for the brand.”
Brooklyn Gin signature serves
Brooklyn Gin Martini
- 62.5ml Brooklyn Gin
- 12.5ml Dry Vermouth
- 1 Dash Orange Bitters
Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a twist of lemon, or for a Brooklyn variation, a fresh kumquat.
- 50ml Brooklyn Gin
- 12.5ml Honey Syrup
- 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and finally, garnish with a twist of lemon.